Suez Canal convention opens it to all nations in war and peace

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Historical Context Note

The European powers sign the Suez Canal convention at Constantinople, declaring the canal open to all nations in both war and peace. The signatories are Britain, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia and the Ottoman Empire.
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Editors. "Suez Canal convention opens it to all nations in war and peace". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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