Topic: Suez Canal

 

Difficulty Level: Standard

Countries: Australia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, West Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Topic: Suez Canal

The Suez Crisis of late 1956 or the Tripartite Aggression as known in Arab world was an effort by Israel, then France and the UK to regain control of the recently nationalized Suez Canal and the removal of the Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. 

On 29th October 1956, Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai followed by a joint ultimatum to cease fire by Britain and France which was ignored leading the latter two to get involved in the conflict. Although gains were made in that the Egyptian forces were defeated, the Suez Canal was blocked to all shipping. 

This year’s historical committee will be a simulation of the United Nations Security Council in 1956. The representatives of the UNSC will have to carefully balance their national interests with the overarching goal of de-escalating the conflict.

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