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1

Mussolini becomes Italian dictator (Year)

1922

2

Mussolini threatens to invade... when?

Abyssinia in December 1934, Haile Selassie appeals to the League

3

Stresa Pact (What was it, when was it signed)

An alliance between Britain and Italy to be allies against Hitler. Signed April 1935.

4

Mussolini invades Abyssinia (Month, Year)

October 1935

5

Hoare-Laval Pact signed (Month, Year)

December 1935

6

Which empire did Mussolini want to emulate?

Roman Empire

7

Confrontation at the Wal Wal Oasis

December 1934

8

How could Britain have prevented the Abyssinia Crisis? - Abyssinia Crisis

Britain could have closed the Suez Canal, Italy’s only feasible route towards Abyssinia. However, they refused to do so as they relied upon the use of this trade route.

9

Why did the League struggle to impose coal and oil sanction on Italy? - Abyssinia Crisis

Member states struggled to agree on sanctions, Britain particularly cautious to do so as 30,000 coal mining jobs would be lost without exports to Italy

10

How did the Hoare-Laval pact undermine the League? - Abyssinia Crisis

An agreement to conclude the situation behind the League's back, without consulting Abyssinia made the League seem ineffective and pointless