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Who nationalized the Suez Canal and when ?.What was the event that led to this?

Asked by Good Citizen, 19 Aug '08 08:19 pm
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The attack on Egypt by Britain, France, and Israel beginning on 29 October 1956 followed Egypt's decision of 26 July 1956 to nationalize the Suez Canal
Answered by amit kumar, 19 Aug '08 08:22 pm

 
  
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Comrade Nasser. Well, Suez Canal is a geographic part of Egypt just as the Ganges river is a part of India, so Nasser felt that Egypt should enjoy a fair share of the revenues generated by the 'Canal.....

What the Europrean nations were doing in Suez was something like the USSR extracting revenues generated from say- Air India.
Answered by A Moin, 19 Aug '08 09:42 pm

 
  
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On 26 July 1956 the President of Egypt, Jamal Abd al-Nasir, announced that his government was nationalizing the Suez canal. The action was a response to the withdrawal of an offer by Britain and the United States to fund the building of the Aswan Dam, and led to a joint military attack on Egypt by Britain, France, and Israel.

Anthony Eden, the British Prime Minister, feared Nasir's brand of Arab nationalism, and harboured a deep personal dislike of Nasir, seeing him as a new Hitler. Eden wanted Nasir overthrown, and believed a military operation to take control of the canal would enable this. However, the action of the Egyptian government was not against international law, and so the British and French had to find a casus belli. This led to the secret involvement with Israel, who offered to invade the Sinai Peninsula, and advance towards the Suez region, giving the British and French the excuse that shipping through the canal was at risk, and invasion necessary to protect it.

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Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 19 Aug '08 08:21 pm

 
  
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