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The Suez Crisis: Security Implications For The Transatlantic Relationship And The Shift In Global Power, Conor Mclaughlin Jan 2016

The Suez Crisis: Security Implications For The Transatlantic Relationship And The Shift In Global Power, Conor Mclaughlin

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The Suez Crisis of 1956 significantly altered transatlantic security. The declining powers of Britain and France were exposed by the United States, causing enduring and troublesome consequences for the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and further demonstrating the prioritization of United States Cold War interests over any kind of transatlantic balance of power or colonial suppression of nationalism. For the United Kingdom and France, their interests lay in previously established roles as imperial powers and in preserving colonial relationships that the United States did not possess. The United Kingdom, victim to a legacy of decline that became apparent ...