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The Sands of Goodwill, 27 July 1956–5 April 1957

Robert Holland

in Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198205388
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676604 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.003.0006
The Sands of Goodwill, 27 July 1956–5 April 1957

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This chapter examines the impact of British relations with Greece on the revolt in Cyprus. It describes the British reaction to the Egyptian government's nationalization of the Suez Canal Company and explains the link between the Suez crisis and Cyprus. This chapter suggests that the Anglo–Greek rivalry had superimposed upon it a polarization between Greeks and Turks with far greater potential for bringing Cyprus to the edge of chaos.

Keywords: Britain; Greece; international relations; revolt; Cyprus; Suez Canal crisis; Anglo–Greek rivalry

Chapter.  20839 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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