2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Torn Asunder?: The Impact of the Suez Crisis of 1956 on the Relationships Between the United States, Great Britain, and France
Matthew G. Willis
Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Faculty Mentor

The Suez Crisis of 1956 saw the Suez Canal Zone invaded by both the British and French military. A response to the recent nationalization of the canal by the Egyptian government, this event turned into an international crisis in which the United States used its economic power to force Great Britain and France to vacate the Canal Zone. This paper looks at whether the events of the Suez Crisis had any impact on the relationships between the United States, Great Britain, and France. Primary sources for this paper will be drawn from documents published by the United States State Department, correspondences between President Dwight D Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Anthony Eden, and other varying documents. Upon completion, the research will make it possible to conclude whether the events of the Suez Crisis altered the relationships between the three major western powers or had no impact whatsoever.

Keywords: Suez Crisis of 1956, The United States of America, Great Britain, France, Egypt, Diplomatic History

Topic(s):History Senior Seminar

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 103-2
Location: VH 1236
Time: 8:15

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