On July 26, 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser succeeded in nationalizing the Suez Canal after the United States decision to pull out its grant offer to help in the construction of Egypt’s Aswan High Dam. Due to this fact, Britain and France began to plan an invasion of Egypt to regain control of the Suez waterway. Israel also planned on invading the Sinai of Egypt and, upon the United States getting word of this, President Dwight Eisenhower sent a message to the Israeli prime minister asking him to stay out of Egypt and to not put pressure on the peace. The warning did nothing and on October 29, 1956 the Israelis started their attack followed by the military advancement of France and Britain the next day. On November 5, the Soviet Union declared to Britain, France, and Israel that they would crush the aggressors of Egypt with force in order to preserve the peace in the Middle East. The following day, Britain and France agreed to a cease fire and eventually a buffer area between Egypt and the attacking Israelis was created thus ending the threat of war in Egypt.

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