The Suez Crisis : A Unique And Unusual Time Period

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An alliance is defined as a union or association formed for mutual benefit. Alliances can be made politically and on many other platforms. The Suez Crisis was a unique and unusual time period for United States foreign policy, especially concerning their allies. Many decisions made were not representative of typical American foreign policy. When the fear and threat of the spread of Soviet communism was recognized, even the strongest and longest lasting relationships with Britain, France, and Israel were forgone. The priority of the Americans became controlling the spread of communism, since everything else came second. During the Suez Crisis, the American foreign policy sacrificed the strength of their relationships with close allies in the pursuit of the containment of communism and the Soviet Union.
Even agreements and treaties made with Egypt, the country that holds the stage of the Suez Crisis, were created and then also retracted by the United States for the cause of containing communism. Gamal Abdel Nasser rose to power in Egypt via a non violent coup, in which he was the backstage leader. He was later elected president and it is stated that Nasser had “three goals: to make Egypt independent by ending British occupation; to build up Egyptian forces for a successful attack on Israel; to improve Egypt’s economy by constructing a high dam at Aswan to irrigate the Nile valley.” (Milner) He made his intentions clear and tried to achieve them, especially by launching attacks
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