The Suez Crisis 1956
- 1955: Egypt and Russia align with each other
- 1956: Egypt begins to get arms from Czechoslovakia
- Gamal Nasser begins to threaten Israel
- America reacted by pulling out of the Aswan Dam project in Egypt
- Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal
- The Israelis attack first under their policies
- They had a secret deal that the French and British would join in once this happened
- This angered the Americans and they threatened to cut off oil
- The crisis is resolved by UN member Lester B. Pearson
- Israel's economy flourished under the secure conditions
- The influence in that region changed from British/French to Russian/American
The Suez Crisis occurred in 1956 with the Israelis making the first attack. Israel had the reassurance that France and Britain would come to their aid if this happened. The Americans were not pleased to hear this, and as a result they threatened to cut off their oil supply. This mess of a situation was ultimately solved by United Nations member Lester B. Pearson who forced Israel to pull out.
Question: Should the United Nations forced them to withdraw?