In October 1935, Italy attacked Abysinnia . The Abysinnian army, which consisted mostly of foot soldiers and cavalry were no match for the Italians who used modern weapons. Emperor Selassie appealed to the League of Nations for help.
The League's response was weak and ineffectual.
- The League banned the sale of arms to Italy, all loans to Italy and imports from Italy.
- However, it did not ban oil imports as it feared that the US would not co-operate.
- It didn't ban coal exports either, as the British feared it…