How did Gamal Nasser become the president of Egypt and what were his goals?

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In 1952, Gamal Abdel Nasser and the ‘free officers movement’ who had served in the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 overthrew the colonial puppet King Farouk, as they saw him ‘as a scandalous, corrupt, out of touch king’. Nasser had three goals: ‘to make Egypt independent by ending British occupation; to build up Egyptian forces for a successful attack on Israel; to improve Egypt’s economy by constructing a high dam at Aswan to irrigate the Nile...
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