The Abyssinian Crisis

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When was the crisis in years?
1935-36
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Where was Abyssinia and what kind of country was it (developed etc)
It was in the North East africa and was very undeveloped and poor,
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When did Italy last try to take over Abyssinia and what was the result?
In 1896 but they lost,
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Who was the Italian Dictator and when did he become Prime Minister?
Benito Mussolini in 1922,
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Why did he want to take over Abyssinia?
It was one of the few countires left independant in Africa, he was keen to avenge the dfeat, he wanted their minerals and resources, and a victorous war would divert the problems of the depression in italty,
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What was signed in 1928 and would they stick to it? Why? What was Mussolii doing in italy?
A treaty of friendship which they wouldnt stick to as Mussolini was preparing for war,
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What gave Mussolini the courage to take over Abyssinia(A previous event) and why?
The Manchurian Crisis on 1931-32 whcih told Mussolini the L of n was powerless against agressive countries,
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Why was Italy able to defeat Abyssinia so easily?
italy had modern weapons like aeroplanes, tear gas and Abyssinia only had the cavelry and foot soldiers,
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What did Abyssinia do?
They appealed to the l of N
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What sanctions were imposed against Italy?
They banned the sale of arms and other good to Italy and banned all imprts from Italy
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Why werent there sanctions on oil and coal imposed on Italy and why?
It didnt ban the sale of oil and coal as oil was from the USA who wouldnt co-operate with the L of N due to isolationism and Britain siad that 30,000 miners would be jobless if it was banned,
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Did Britain and France close the Suez Canal and why?
They didn't close it as they were afriad it would cause a war from Itlay if they did,
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In December 1935 what pact was prepared and what did it say?
the Hoare-Laval Pact split Abyssinia- 2/3 would go to mussolini and 1/3 to Italy,
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Who did this undermind? What did it show?
it underminded the L of N and showed that B and F were acting in self-interest and didnt believe in the L of N
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What happened to the pact? WHat happened to Hoare and Lavals jobs?
It didnt happen as it was leaked to the press and their was a punlic outcry. Hoare and Laval resigned,
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Did the snactions stop Italy? When did troops enter the caital?
No and Itialians entered the capital on May 1936,
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What di the Emporer do? Where did he go and when and who did he adress?
The Emporer fled and went to Geneva on the 3oth May 1936 and he addressed the L of N and complained about the their faliure to stop Italy,
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When did Italy leave the League of Nations? Was she still an ally with B and F? Who was she allies with? What did she sign?
1937. No, she signed the rome-Berlin Axis with Germany in 1936,
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how did Hitler take advantage of this? How does this give him condifence?
he re-militarised the Rhineland so he reversed the T of V on March 1936, He now knows the L of N wont stop him,
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What did this mark the end of and how did it damage their reputation?
It marked the end of the L of N as a peace-keeping treaty and it showed they were powerless to aggressive countries,
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