Before the canal was made, merchants and sailors sailed down to the southern tip of Africa known as the Cape of God Hope and up towards the Indian Sea. The Suez Canal was created by Ferdinand Lesseps and it opened in November of 1869 so that ships could travel from Europe to Western Asia. The canal was dug through the bones and remains of those Egyptian workers who toiled and dug the canal m...
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... was placing a pricy bid on one of the most prosperous regions in the world in its time of need. The U.S could have remained neutral about the topic, but seeing that the USSR was beginning to aid the Egyptians in 1955 (Milner), Eisenhower became involved so that no doubts would be made about which nation held its power in the Middle East.
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