Subscriber Essay: The Suez Crisis
Gamal Abdel Nasser almost sparks a war and effectively puts an end to British hegemony in the Middle East.
A subscriber asked for an explanation of the Suez Crisis. This is something we covered in a recent podcast, but we can certainly get a little more detailed here.
The first thing I guess we should talk about is why the Suez Canal was so important to begin with. This almost goes without saying–in a world where sailing direct from Europe to the Indian Ocean…