Mussolini and the crisis in Abyssinia
Mussolini came into power in Italy in 1922
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…