Suez Crisis

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  • Egypt becomes independent from Britain

    Egypt becomes independent from Britain
    Via the United Kingdom's Formal Declaration of Egyptian Independence, England was no longer responsible for the protection of Egypt. In the exception of four regions, Egypt received regular freedom. These fields would be addressed later in the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty. This is the first time in some 40 years that Egypt had gained some liberation.
  • Egypt crowns Farouk as king

    Egypt crowns Farouk as king
    As the previous king dies, Farouk is set to stand up as the king of Egypt at just the age of 16. Due to his young nature and inexperience, he has a bitter relationship with the Egyptian people. He plays a vital role in the Suez crisis. Eventually, he would be exiled o Italy for his lack of leadership and solidarity.
  • Anglo-Egyptian treaty is signed

    Anglo-Egyptian treaty is signed
    The Anglo-Egyptian Treaty was a treaty negotiated between King Farouk and Great Britain. The Treaty required that the British had to remove all their troops except those necessary to protect the Suez Canal. Because of this, 10,000 British troops were put within the Suez Canal Region into Egypt. In fact, the UK prepared and supplied the Egyptian army in hopes of defending the Suez canal.
  • Egyptians incite riots against the British, putting them under martial law

    Egyptians incite riots against the British, putting them under martial law
    British civilians alongside Egyptians were being attacked in the Suez canal zones. Arson, Gunfights, and riots were provoked and the British were becoming infuriated. The British ended up implementing a martial law on the Suez canal zones.
  • Nationalist Egyptian army leaders initiate a military coup

    Nationalist Egyptian army leaders initiate a military coup
    Better known as "the officer's movement", a handful of nationalistic military leaders decided to starts a military coup to overthrow the king, Farouk. They wanted to rid the country of a constitutional monarchy. The rebellion army was successful in removing the king from leadership.
  • The !952 Egyptian Revolution begins

    The !952 Egyptian Revolution begins
    The free officer's movement successfully removes Farouk from his position. Farouk would end up spending the rest of his time in Italy. Gamal Abdel Nasser was the leader of the free officer's movement and eventually ended up becoming the president. Egypt was now a republic and Nasser would lead them into a "revolution"
  • Egypt begins relations with communist China

    Egypt begins relations with communist China
    Egypt begins to trade cotton with communist china. This relation starts the affiliation with the communist party. Many other countries are wary of this behavior. It raises high concerns.
  • Egypt trades with soviet russia

    Egypt trades with soviet russia
    Because Nasser refused to promise that he would not use his weaponry on Israel, the Eisenhower administration did not agree to sell any weapons to Egypt. In spite of this fallout, the Egyptians started to gather weapons from the USSR
  • Britain loses the Suez Canal

    Britain loses the Suez Canal
    After 72 years of British occupation in the Suez canal, they finally pulled all their troops from the canal. Due to the constant rioting and troubles, the British fell in and decided to leave the canal. This was a huge win for Egyptians as they no longer had British occupying their territory.
  • US withdraws financial aid for Aswan Dam

    US withdraws financial aid for Aswan Dam
    Due to the recent ties with Egypt and other communist countries, the Eisenhower administration thought it was best to cut ties with Nasser, as their allyship could be conflicting.
  • Suez conference takes place in London

    Suez conference takes place in London
    22 nations attended this conference in hopes of making the Suez canal international. A large majority of the nations favored that the Suez canal be owned by many countries but Nasser, from Egypt, strongly opposed.
  • Israel attacks the Sinai Peninsula

    Israel attacks the Sinai Peninsula
    Israeli troops launched their assault on the peninsula of Sinai with paratroopers landing at strategic points in Egypt. If Israel had other reasons, they claimed at the UN conference that it was an act of self-defense against Palestinian raids operating in Sinai-based bases. The British and French remained neutral and acted as peacekeepers.
  • British ship is tolled on the Suez canal

    British ship is tolled on the Suez canal
    For the first time in history, a British boat passing through the Suez canal was tolled by Egypt.