How would Stevenson or Truman have reacted to the Suez crisis?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by BigBlueBox, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:24 PM.

  1. BigBlueBox Well-Known Member

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    If Adlai Stevenson or Harry Truman was President in 1956, how would he have reacted to the Suez Crisis? Demand the withdrawal of Britain, France, and Israel like Eisenhower? Support the invading powers? Do nothing? Demand that they withdraw but don't follow up with any threats of sanctions?
     
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  2. UCB79 Bookworm, 1st class

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    Off the top of my head I could @ the least
    imagine Truman doing something that IOTL
    Ike did- give Eden one hell of a tongue-
    lashing.

    Stevenson I think would have tried to get the whole matter referred to the UN- & while
    we’re @ it, try to use it the settle the whole
    Mid-East question(though I rather doubt that
    would have worked).
     
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