Why Did Great Britain Want to Control the Suez Canal?


There are two main reasons as to why Great Britain wanted to control the Suez Canal. The first reason is that it offered easy access to other parts of the British Empire. The second reason was controlling the transport of oil into the Mediterranean.
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To insure the flow of oil.
Both Britain and France were eager that the Suez canal should remain
The Suez Canal offered easy access to the rest of the British Empire as well as easier flow of oil into the Mediterranean. In addition, Warsaw Pact countries were warming their relations
Any European country would take over the Suez canal if they had the means to do so. The Suez Canal is extremely important water passageway as it is one of only two ways to get out
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