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The British House of Commons, 1956

In 1956, Britain encountered resistance to its international presence. For centuries, Britain had established foreign interests around the globe, however, after the relinquishment of many British colonies post World War II, Britain has lost many of their international holds over the years. On 26 July, 1956 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal which had been previously controlled by the French and British Suez Canal Company. The Suez Canal's vital location is essential for transporting goods, most notably petroleum, from the Persian Gulf to Western Europe. Due to the recent nature of Egypt entertaining Soviet ties, the Suez Canal crisis is a precarious diplomatic dilemma that will challenge Members of Parliament to prevent a global war while protecting British interests. In this committee, Members of Parliament will gather to establish the implications of the Suez Canal Crisis and debate possible solutions moving forward.