The Soviet Union, the United States, and the Twin Crises of Hungary and Suez
This chapter reviews the Hungarian uprising and its relation to the Suez crisis. How did the two contemporaneous crises affect each other? Did the Hungarian revolution influence decisions on Suez? The answers to those and other searching questions are cautious and generally negative. One of the striking features of the ‘twin crises’ is the coincidence of chronology. On 30 October 1956, the day before the Soviets decided to intervene in Hungary, the British and the French issued their ultimatum to Nasser. Each decision, made on grounds of national interest in an area deemed vital, was no more than marginally affected by the other.
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