This project is on 4 impacts on Egypt that I learned through out the duration of the Cold War.
Egypt transfers loyalty to US
The Suez Crisis emerged on July 26, 1956. The current Egyptian president of that time, Gamal Abdel Nasser, wanted to nationalize the Suez Canal for Egypt. However, that canal had been owned by the french and british. They fight for a bit, until the U.S. withdraws the french and british armies, giving Nasser the canal.
U.S. provides money for aid
The 6 Day War began on June 5, 1967. Israel attacks Egypt, in hopes of taking over Jerusalem. Egypt, along with Syria and Jordan, attempt to defend against Israel, to no avail. In the end, Jerusalem was taken over and many, many people lost their lives because of it.
In 1970 mid-year, Egypt transferred loyalty from the USSR to the U.S. The U.S. deepened it's military involvement in Egypt, like flying combat air patrols over the Suez Canal and manning missile carriers. Eventually, a Peace Treaty in the Middle East is successful.
Please let us be allies!
From 1948 to the present, the U.S. has and continues to provide almost $80 Billion USD in bilateral aid, food, and military needs.
This is my project on Egypt during the Cold War, along with the Soviets involvement.