Abyssinia Crisis 1935-37

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  • Created on: 07-04-14 22:20

Background

  • Abyssinia: independent country ruled by Haile Selassie, only independent black courty in Africa.
  • !896 its army had defended an Italain invasion.
  • Mussolini: Fascist dictator of Italy, was determind to build an Empire. Also wanted revenge from the defeat of 1996.
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Event

  • October 1935 the invasion begins by sending heavy artillery and tanks.
  • Abyssinia leader asked for help from the League of Nations.
  • League of Nations imposed economic sanctions but delayed banning oil exports in case the USA didn't support them.
  • Britain and France didn't close the Suez Canel to Italain ships. Suppliers get in dispite the sanactions.
  • By May 1936 Italy Conquered all of Abyssinia.
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League: ACTIONS and RESULTS

  • December 1934 offers arbitration.
  • Rejected by Italy
  • January and February 1935 depicts its response.
  • No further actions
  • May - September  sets up a five power consitution
  • Abyssinia rejects proposal
  • October 1935 Italy condemmed limited economic sanction imposed
  • July 1936 - Sanction against Italy were abandoned
  • Italy - kept Abyssinia
  • - Became allied with Germany
  • -left the Stresa Front 
  • -Left the League (1937)
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Why the L of N failed

  • F - French and Britain self interest
  • A - Absent powers - USA
  • I - Ineffective sanctions
  • L - Lack of an armed force
  • U - Unfair treaty
  • R - Reaching decisions too slowly
  • E - European club, everyone had to agree
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