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Disraeli secures British Strategic Interests
Disraeli turned to the Rothschilds family to take an emergency loan out to buy the shares before any other power, company or individual could raise the cash.
The British turn from being a critic of the Suez Canal to being a shareholder in its success.
In 1878, Britain secured access to the Suez Canal when it received Cyprus as a gift from Turkey for helping them against Russia