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January 2010 Essay (B)
Britain's response to Italy's invasion of Abyssinia was weak

In 1935 when Mussolini launched his invasion of Abyssinia the government of
Britain responded by following the example of the League of Nations and condemning Italy
for her actions yet only a few months before in April…

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closing the Suez Canal along with attempting to offer 2/3 of Abyssinia to Mussolini didn't
not seem to counteract the idea that Mussolini had been publicly humiliated in the League of
Nations. So as a result the dictator in the words of Sir Robert Vansittart `performed another
volteface into the…

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