Who nationalized the Suez Canal and when ?.What was the event that led to this?
What the Europrean nations were doing in Suez was something like the USSR extracting revenues generated from say- Air India.
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.