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…

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