THE SUEZ CRISIS AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE EVOLUTION OF THE POST-WAR ERA

Ahmad Fuad Fanani

Abstract


ABSTRACT
The Suez Crisis which happened 60 years ago
(1956), has been regarded as one of the most important
event in the international relations world.
The crisis which was triggered by the nationalization
of the Suez Canal by the President of Egypt
Gamal Abdul Nasser in July 1956, still interested
to study until today. The crisis not only stimulated
the political world violently, but also gave many
implications, politically and militarily, to the international
world. The Suez Crisis also has signed
the emergence of the new superpower namely the
United Stated and the Soviet Union in the Middle
East. Before that, the superpowers in the Middle
East are Britain and France. This article will assess
the background of the Suez crisis as well as its
significance in the evolution of the post-war era.
Specifically, the following questions will guide trajectory
of this essay: what was the significance of
the Suez Crisis in the evolution of the post-war era?
In attempt to answer these questions, this essay is
divided into three sections. The first section examines
the historical background of the Suez Crisis.
The second section assesses the international
world’s responses toward the Suez Crisis. The third
section analyses the impact of the Suez Crisis on
the world order.
Keywords: Suez Crisis, Gamal Abdul Nasser, United
Stated, Soviet Union, Britain and France, Nationalization,
International Relations, World OrderIntroduction


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