AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
LEAGUE OF NATIONS[SOURCES]
(C) ** Italian
Concept note-1: -The Italians invaded Abyssinia on 3 October 1935 and captured the capital Addis Ababa on 5 May 1936. The League of Nations branded Italy the aggressor and imposed limited sanctions to no avail.
Concept note-2: -In 1935, the Italian army under Mussolini invaded Abyssinia (modern day Ethiopia). Mussolini wanted to recreate the Roman Empire and was a prominent member of the League of Nations.
Concept note-3: -Ethiopia (Abyssinia), which Italy had unsuccessfully tried to conquer in the 1890s, was in 1934 one of the few independent states in a European-dominated Africa. A border incident between Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland that December gave Benito Mussolini an excuse to intervene.
Concept note-4: -On the night of 2-3 October 1935, Italian forces invaded Abyssinian territory from Eritrea. At the end of an unequal struggle, during which the Italian army used chemical weapons, Abyssinia was finally conquered at the beginning of March 1936 and annexed by the Kingdom of Italy.