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  Suez Crisis - MSN Encarta
Suez Crisis, international confrontation along the Suez Canal in 1956 that pitted Egypt against the combined forces of Israel, Britain, and France.
The crisis, which was provoked by Egypt’s nationalization of the strategic waterway, triggered the diplomatic intervention of both the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
The Suez crisis began as a result of the increasingly independent and assertive leadership role played by Egyptian prime minister (later president) Gamal Abdel Nasser.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761587428/Suez_Crisis.html   (923 words)

 Suez Canal - MSN Encarta
Suez Canal, artificial waterway running north to south across the Isthmus of Suez in northeastern Egypt; it connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez, an arm of the Red Sea.
In 1858 La Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez (Universal Company of the Maritime Suez Canal) was formed with authority to cut a canal and to operate it for 99 years, after which ownership would return to the Egyptian government.
Egyptian nationalists demanded repeatedly that Britain evacuate the Suez Canal Zone, and in 1954 the two countries signed a seven-year agreement that superseded the 1936 treaty and provided for the gradual withdrawal of all British troops from the zone.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578705/Suez_Canal.html   (604 words)

 The Suez Crisis of 1956   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1956, the Suez Canal became the focus of a major world conflict.
The rest of the world shunned Britain and France for their actions in the crisis, and soon the UN salvage team moved in to clear the canal.
The colonial tradition of Britain and France began to crumble after the Suez Crisis.
library.thinkquest.org /20176/suez.htm   (399 words)

 Background Briefing - 24 September 2006  - The Suez Crisis 1956
Sir Robert Menzies was at the centre of the Suez crisis - one of the great failures of western political history.
But Secretary of State Dulles' proposal that Egyptian ownership of the Suez be recognised in return for international control was a major concession by the West that raised hopes for a peaceful settlement from this explosive issue.
Advancing against disorganised resistance, the invaders marched towards the Suez Canal on the eastern border of the peninsula.
www.abc.net.au /rn/backgroundbriefing/stories/2006/1745179.htm   (6632 words)

  Suez Crisis
In the whole history of the Suez fiasco, nothing has become clearer than the effect of Macmillan's tough line with Murphy both then and throughout the following weeks, when Eden was going through the torment of preparing to use force to recapture the Canal.
It was not until it was becoming clear that the invasion was turning into an almost farcical failure, with Harold already the odds-on favourite for the succession to the sick and exhausted Eden, that he again assumed the statesman's mantle.
The Suez Canal Company was registered as an Egyptian company under Egyptian law; and Colonel Nasser had indicated that he intended to compensate the shareholders at ruling market prices.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /COLDsuez.htm   (4748 words)

  Suez Crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Crisis resulted in the resignation of the British Conservative Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden, and marked the completion of the shift in the global balance of power from traditional European powers to the United States and the Soviet Union and was a milestone in the decline of the British Empire.
The Suez Canal was the way most of the growing volumes of Persian Gulf oil got to Europe, cutting the 11,000 nautical mile (20,000 km) journey around the Cape of Good Hope to Southampton down to 6,500 nautical miles (12,000 km).
Along with Suez, the United States was also dealing with the near-simultaneous Soviet Hungary crisis, and faced the public relations embarrassment (especially in the eyes of the Third World) of criticizing the Soviet Union's military intervention there while not also criticizing its two principal European allies' actions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Suez_Crisis   (2578 words)

 The Suez Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The crisis was provoked by an American and British decision not to finance the construction of the Aswan Dam, as they had promised.
Nasser emerged from the Suez Crisis a victor and a hero for the cause of naitonalism.
The Crisis marks major shift in the power relations of the western Europe, signalling the rising importance of cold war politics in international crises, and the continuing decrease of Britain's influence as a colonial and imperial power.
www.scholars.nus.edu.sg /landow/post/uk/ishiguro/rodsuez2.html   (411 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Suez Canal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Qanat as Suways, waterway of Egypt extending from Port Said to Port Tawfiq (near Suez) and connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez and thence with the Red Sea.
After the Suez Canal was closed, many ships (especially tankers) were built that were too large for the canal, and alternate sea routes were used increasingly in world trade.
Suez Canal is raking in the revenues: before the US invasion of Iraq last year, Egypt's Suez Canal Authority predicted that a fully-fledged war in the Middle East would disrupt regional maritime traffic, slashing canal revenues by 10% or more.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s/suezc1ana.asp   (937 words)

 Stop Suez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Suez Crisis (1956) Six-Day War (1967) – War of Attrition (1968–1970) – Yom Kippur War (1973) – South Lebanon conflict (1978) – Lebanon War (1982) – South Lebanon conflict (1982–2000) – First Intifada (1987–1991) – Gulf War (1990–1991) – Second Intifada (2000–ongoing) – Lebanon War (2006)
(Arabic: أزمة السويس - العدوان الثلاثي;; French: Crise du canal de Suez; Hebrew: מבצע קדש;) was a military attack on Egypt by Britain, France, and Israel beginning on 29 October, 1956.
The attack followed Egypt's decision of 26 July, 1956 to nationalize the Suez canal after the withdrawal of an offer by Britain and the United States to fund the building of the Aswan Dam.
www.stopsuez.org   (135 words)

 Suez Crisis
The Suez Canal was opened in 1869, having been financed by France and the Egyptian government.
Along with Suez, the United States was also dealing with the near-simultaneous Soviet-Hungary crisis, and faced the public relations embarrassment of criticizing the Soviet Union's military intervention there while at the same time avoiding criticism of its two principal European allies' actions.
After Suez, Aden and Iraq became the main bases for the British in the region while the French concentrated their forces at Bizerte and Beirut.
www.jgames.co.uk /title/Suez_Crisis   (4559 words)

 Suez Crisis
Cold War politics came into play during the Suez Crisis, and the UK and France found themselves unable to act independently of the USA in a way that they could have done before World War II.
The support given to Egypt by the Soviets during the Suez Crisis increased their influence in the region, and this was sealed during the 1960s when the USSR provided much of the funding for the Aswan High Dam project in Egypt.
The Suez Crisis, therefore, had a significant role in the Cold War as well as in the conflict between Egypt and the former colonial powers of Britain and France.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0018761.html   (424 words)

 Suez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suez (Arabic: السويس as-Suways) is a port town (population ca.
497,000) in Egypt, located on the Gulf of Suez, near the mouth of the Suez Canal.
It was rebuilt after the reopening of the Suez Canal in 1975, which links between the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Suez   (107 words)

 Suez Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From the point of view of general de Gaulle the Suez events demonstrated that in of actual need France should not have rely on allies especially the United States which may pursue different objectives.
Whitehall and the Suez Crisis (Diplomacy and Diplomats)
The Suez crisis, the British-French-Israeli attack on Egypt in 1956, was an important moment in Britain's history.
www.freeglossary.com /Suez_Crisis   (1171 words)

 Canadian Policy, British Interests, & the 1956 Suez Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Suez Crisis provided fertile soil for the argument that Canada had indeed abandoned Britain and only operated as the United States wished.
It is one of the many peculiarities of British decision-making during the crisis that the use of force was delayed to build up oil reserves via the open Canal, while the military action was being planned to keep the Canal open.
The severe crisis that Britain faced during the Suez crisis resulted from a combination of factors.
individual.utoronto.ca /timfish/papers/suezpaper.html   (5390 words)

 Essay: What influence did the Suez Crisis have on British decolonisation 1956-64? - Coursework.Info
The Suez Crisis of 1956 played a large in British decolonisation of the Empire between the period of 1956-64.
The crisis and its effects, upset British confidence and prestige; however, the Crisis was not the single cause of the demise of the British Empire.
The military action at the Suez Canal in 1956 can be seen as a success, as the British achieved their aim of driving the Egyptians out of the Suez Canal.
www.coursework.info /A2_and_A-Level/History/By_Country_or_Region/United_Kingdom/What_influence_did_the_Suez_Crisis_have_on_British_decolonisation_L24205.html   (303 words)

 Suez Canal Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are short biographies available of some of the principles involved in the 1956 Suez crisis: Khrushchev, Eisenhower, Eden and Nasser.
History of the Suez Canal is another short article, as is a student literature paper at Brown University and another short essay.
and the Suez Crisis (1995); Keith Kyle, Suez (1991); William Louis and Roger Owen, eds., Suez 1956: The Crisis and Its Consequences (1989); and Anthony Eden, The Suez Crisis of 1956 (1960).
novaonline.nvcc.vccs.edu /eli/evans/his135/Events/Suez56.htm   (907 words)

 Finance & Development, September 2001 - Was Suez in 1956 the First Financial Crisis of the Twenty-First Century?
When that "tequila crisis" was followed by outbreaks across East Asia in 1997, in Russia and Brazil in 1998, and in Turkey two years later, the accelerating demands of the coming century on the IMF began to look daunting.
That this brief flare-up is universally regarded as a crisis is primarily because of the upheavals it engendered in political relations.
The most obvious consequence of the IMF's involvement in the Suez crisis is that it put the IMF on the map as an episodic international lender.
www.imf.org /external/pubs/ft/fandd/2001/09/boughton.htm   (2822 words)

 New crisis, old lessons - Robert Fisk: 15th January, 2003
The Suez crisis has haunted British governments for almost 50 years - and watching HMS 'Ark Royal' leave Portsmouth last weekend brought back memories of one of the darkest chapters in our modern history.
The Suez crisis has haunted British governments ever since 1956 – it hung over Margaret Thatcher during the 1982 Falklands War, and its ghost now moves between the Foreign Office and Downing Street, between Jack Straw and Tony Blair.
Suez was a complex crisis, but it revolved around Nasser's decision – against international agreements – to nationalise the canal and take over the Suez Canal Company.
www.robert-fisk.com /articles161.htm   (2156 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Suez: End of empire
The conventional verdict on the Suez operation is given by historian Corelli Barnett, who wrote about Suez in his book, The Collapse of British Power.
Herein lay the origin of the Suez crisis.
When, therefore, Nasser announced that he was nationalising the Suez Canal Company (partly, he said, to pay for the Aswan dam that the West refused to finance) in which Britain and France had controlling interests, Eden was alarmed.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/5199392.stm   (1217 words)

 Suez Crisis
The Suez Crisis began on 26 July 1956, when, following the United States’ decision to withdraw its offer of a grant to aid the construction of Egypt’s Aswan High Dam, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.
The British government issued an Anglo-French ultimatum calling on the Israelis and Egyptians to withdraw their forces to a distance of 10 miles from the Suez Canal and demanding that Egypt allow British and French forces to temporarily occupy key positions guarding the canal.
The Suez Crisis increased in intensity on the afternoon of 5 November when the Soviet Union sent diplomatic notes to Britain, France and Israel threatening to crush the aggressors and restore peace in the Middle East through the use of force.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/suez.htm   (662 words)

 wais:november 2004 france, uk, israel, suez canal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Suez Crisis (1956), an international crisis in the Middle East, precipitated on July 26, 1956, when the Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, nationalized the Suez Canal.
The Suez Crisis was provoked by an American and British decision not to finance Egypt's construction of the Aswan High Dam, as they had promised, in response to Egypt's growing ties with communist Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union.
Nasser emerged from the Suez Crisis a victor and a hero for the cause of Arab and Egyptian nationalism.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/France/france_041108_ukisraelsuez.htm   (526 words)

 Operation Musketeer - Suez Crisis 1956
The invasion was prompted by the Egyptian nationalization of the Suez Canal, and took place in coordination with an Israeli armoured attack into the Sinai.
The British and French governments drew opposite conclusions from the crisis: Britain moved closer to the United States, whereas France gradually moved to a more independent foreign policy, including developing its own nuclear weapons and eventually withdrawing from NATO's integrated military command structure.
The crisis visibly damaged the prestige of Britain and France, and increased pan-Arabist and anti-Colonial sentiments in the region.
www.operationmusketeer.com   (284 words)

 NPR : The Suez Canal Crisis, 50 Years Later
He was at the United Nations during the Suez crisis.
Professor Fahmy says the Suez crisis was also a crucial event for Egypt and it's president, Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Sir Anthony then said that pending arrangements about clearing obstructions to the Suez Canal, the British government were ordering their forces to ceasefire at midnight tonight.
www.npr.org /templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=6397268   (1410 words)

 Suez in Retrospect
In 1956, the British stumbled in Suez, and the Soviets crushed the Hungarian uprising—revealing the fatal flaws of modern empire.
The recent anniversary of the Suez crisis, however, reminds us that it was not so long ago that the country adopted just such a policy.
At the beginning of the Suez crisis, Eden had told the House of Commons that his objective was not to go after Nasser but to “separate the belligerents and to guarantee freedom of transit through the canal by the ships of all nations.” Roberts presented a different version of the story.
www.theatlantic.com /doc/200611u/suez   (1317 words)

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