Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 week ago

Why did Italy tried to invade ethiopia 3 times?

One in 1887

Then in 1895 

Then in 1935.

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  • 1 week ago
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    All the desirable potential African colonies had been snapped up. The Italians wanted something to show for national pride, so they invaded the leftover territories like Eritrea which they captured in 1887. The second time the Ethiopians kicked them out with Russian help. The third invasion was Mussolini's idea of trying to demonstrate the superiority of Italian fascism by using chemical weapons and tanks on a helpless weak nation.

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