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The impact of the Gamal Abdul Nasser's nationalization of the Suez Canal on Anthony Eden's policy making during the Suez Crisis is the bases of this research. Using data from the Cabinet records of Eden's Egypt Committee, this research will demonstrate that Eden and the Egypt Committee acted irrationally during the Suez Crisis and by doing so created a schism in the Atlantic Alliance. This rift would force President Dwight Eisenhower to side with the Soviet Union against Britain to resolve the conflict. The effects of the crisis caused the British to lose their prestige as a world power and later, to withdrawal from the Middle East.
Shelby, Alexander, "Anthony Eden, the Egypt Committee, and the Politics of Prestige during the Suez Crisis" (2006). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 503.