SUEZ CANAL CRISIS

HAYLEY ISAKSON AND COLBY LAWS

WHO?


  • Israel
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Britain
  • The US and the USSR were not directly involved

WHEN AND WHERE?

  • When? October 29, 1956
  • Where? The Suez Canal in Egypt

WHY?

  • The Egyptian President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, nationalized the canal, which led to the Suez Crisis.

WHAT?

  • The US threatened all three countries to withdraw from Europe (they did)
  • Britain and France's world influence weakened

HOW?

  • Weakened Britain and France's world influence

Timeline

  • 1956- Suez Canal nationalized
  • October 26, 1956- Israel invades Egypt
  • October 28, 1956- Britain and France invade Egypt
  • Soviets threaten nuclear war
  • Eisenhower orders Israel, Britain, and France to leave
  • March 1957- All forces withdrawn from Egypt

Sources

"Suez Crisis." History.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2016.