The Suez Crisis Analysis

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This historical investigation seeks to evaluate and compare the factors influencing the relationships and discussions between France and Britain during the Suez Crisis and thereby provoked them to commit military force to the region. The mainbody will look at the differences and similarities in Britain's and France's intentions in the Middle East, the internal situation (mainly in Britain), Nassers actions, public opinion in Western Europe as well as American and UN policies on the crisis. In order to carry out his investigation a variety of sources will be consulted primary and secondary, from which relevant information will be selected. Carltons "Britain and the Suez Crisis" and Thomas "The Suez Affair" will be of particular use. The sources used reliability (date of publication, author etc) will be discussed. An analysis of the main arguments of the authors as well as an evaluation of different historical interpretations will be carried out. …show more content…
Information given in the book "The Suez Affair" tells us that the company was largely owned by British and French shareholders.

Britain and France saw the Nasser nationalization as a violation of international law and feared that this could create a power of vacuum, which could be filled by the Soviets, who were their communist enemy in the Cold War. Along with this, the nationalization of the canal directly threatened British and French influences in the area, which was rich on oilsupplies and secured Britain's way to India. In a letter to the US President in September 1958, the British Prime Minister Eden

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