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Mussolini and the crisis in Abyssinia


Mussolini came into power in Italy in 1922

What happened?

Mussolini wanted to create a roman empire; he wanted to invade Abyssinia because they had rich and fertile land. The Italians tried and failed to invade Abyssinia in 1896.

In 1935 Mussolini planned a full invasion of Abyssinia.



Why it is important

1. To recreate the Roman Empire


The roman empire in 200 ad was a powerful empire that controlled most of Europe, some of Africa and a tiny bit of Asia (Israel). This was an important factor in Mussolini wanting to invade Abyssinia as


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