Abyssinian Crisis

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In 1914, Italy had left the Triple Alliance and refused to go to war as an ally of...
Germany and Austria-Hungary, eventually joining the side of the Allies
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After the war, Italy was not happy with the peace settlement as she...
did not receive as much land as the Allies had promised
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This disappointment was also due to the unpopularity of the government after the war and...
Benito Mussolini had seized power in Italy and set up a fascist dictatorship there
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Mussolini wanted to increase his popularity by...
restoring the glory of the Roman Empire
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Abysinnia was one of the the few areas that had not been taken oveer by European countries yet and it was...
next to Italy's colonies of Eritrea and Somaliland, so it would be easy to attack
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The Italians had tried to do so in 1896 but had been defated at...
the Battle of Adowa
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Mussolini planed to gain revenge as the pastureland and raw materials from Abysinnia would...
help Italy's economy
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If Abysinnia became Italian, it would provide a secure...
market for Italien exports
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In December 1934, a clash occured between Italien and Abysinnian...
soldiers ate Wal-Wal on the border between Abysinnia and Italian Somaliland in Africa
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It was clear that Mussolini was planning war as he had...
built up their forces in the Italian Somaliland
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On 3rd October 1935, Mussolini claimed he was trying to bring...
civilisation to Abysinnia
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In December 1935, Britain and France produce the...
Hoare-Laval plan, meaning that large pieces of Abysinnia would be given to Italy for their withdrawal
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The plan was very unpopular in Britain and Hoare was forced to...
resign
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In June, the emperor captured Addis Ababa,the capital, and...
Haile Selassie (the emporer of A) appealed to the league for help but Mussolini had won
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The response of the League - Mussolini's invasion was an act of aggression and...
action should have been taken
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Italy and AAbysinnia were close to the countries in the...
League, and would've been effecive
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The League condemned Italy's invasion as an act of aggression and even though trade with Italy...
endede immediately, it took over 2 months for the Leaue
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did not receive as much land as the Allies had promised

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After the war, Italy was not happy with the peace settlement as she...

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Benito Mussolini had seized power in Italy and set up a fascist dictatorship there

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Card 4

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restoring the glory of the Roman Empire

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Card 5

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next to Italy's colonies of Eritrea and Somaliland, so it would be easy to attack

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