Dwight D. Eisenhower's Presidency

Start Your Free Trial

Discuss Dwight D. Eisenhower's success in resolving the Suez crisis of 1956 as a pivotal moment in world history.

Expert Answers info

David Morrison eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2017

write9,952 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Law and Politics

Eisenhower's resolution of the Suez crisis without resorting to gunboat diplomacy was crucial, as it showed the world that the heyday of old-style Western imperialism was over. The French and the British governments had reacted to Nasser's seizure of the strategically vital Suez Canal in the time-honored fashion of imperial powers: through threats and aggression. Britain and France joined with Israel to form a tripartite military force which invaded Egypt not long after Nasser's momentous decision.

But Eisenhower was strongly opposed to military...

(The entire section contains 264 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial