The Suez War [The Suez Crisis] (2525 words)

Historical Context Essay

  • Stephen Woodhams (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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Context

Context

The Suez War of 1956, or Suez Crisis as it has been diplomatically called in Britain, was at the centre of conflicting historical pressures. The longer-term economic context was the global relation between oil production and consumption, which probably more than any other shaped the course of history from the 1930s onwards. However, within this can be identified certain key factors which directly contributed to the build-up to war. The first of these was the Iranian Oil Nationalization Act, passed in 1951 by the government of Mohammad Mossadegh in order to remove ownership of Iran's vast oil reserves from British control. The British responded by blockading Iranian ports to prevent oil exports and then, pretending …

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Woodhams, Stephen. "The Suez War [The Suez Crisis]". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 April 2007
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