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The Suez Crisis

Irwin M. Wall

in France, the United States, and the Algerian War

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780520225343
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925687 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520225343.003.0002
The Suez Crisis

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This chapter discusses the direct causal connection for France between the Algerian insurrection and the Suez crisis. It explains that it was the Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser who was the principal source of support for the Algerian rebels and the root of the new radical brand of Arab nationalism rampant throughout the Middle East. The chapter discusses the French realization that the Algerian rebellion would dissipate if Nasser could be topped, and suggests that Western disunity to unseat Nasser during the Suez crisis was the defining development for the future structure of post-war relations between France, Britain, the United States, and Europe generally.

Keywords: Algerian insurrection; Suez crisis; France; Gamal Abdel Nasser; Arab nationalism; Middle East; Western disunity; United States; Britain; Europe

Chapter.  14803 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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