Why is whoever controls the Suez Canal an import...

asked Dec 21, 2016 in Geography by FengZeman

Why is whoever controls the Suez Canal an important world power?

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answered Dec 21, 2016 by anonymous
The mere fact that one controls the Suez Canal already means a huge amount of fees collected by the one controlling it. It was built for convenience to cut transportation costs for ships going to Europe from the East, for before the canal was built, ships would have to go as far as South Africa all the way up to Spain just to enter the Mediterranean. Meaning, the country in charge of the said canal could actually control a part of the global economy. If the country who controls it decides to refuse any ship form passing it, transportation costs would rise, which comes with the cost of the product becoming expensive.
answered May 21 by Dragon
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