The League of Nations: The Abyssinian Crisis

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Abyssinian Crisis 1935-1936

Causes

  • Mussolini wanted an empire like the Romans
  • Abyssinia was rich in raw materials
  • In December 1934 there was a dispute about the border of Abyssinia and the Italian Somaliland
  • The Italians wanted revenge for their defeat at Adowa in 1896

Events

  • There was a dispute over the border of Abyssinia and the Italian Somaliland, this broke out into fighting and there was a clash between Abyssinian and Italian forces
  • Haile Selassie asked the League to

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