The Political and Strategic Dynamics of the Italo-Ethiopian Crisis, 1932-1936: Part I: Origins and Perspectives

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@article{6334175e57bd47dfa9d78f6a7c418707,
title = "The Political and Strategic Dynamics of the Italo-Ethiopian Crisis, 1932-1936: Part I: Origins and Perspectives",
abstract = "The Italian invasion of Ethiopia in October 1935 was a milestone in the maelstrom of events leading to World War Two. Yet it has received little academic attention since the 1970s with Germanocentric explanations of the road to 1939 holding sway. In fact Mussolini's successful absorption of an independent nation that was a member of the League of Nations destroyed that peacekeeping organisation's credibility and encouraged further aggression. Why Italy embarked on empire-building and why Britain the dominant Mediterranean Power responded so feebly are issues rooted in political and strategic calculations on either side. Utilising neglected or recently released British and Italian primary sources from national and private archives, this article is based on a wider perspective than diplomatic historians have brought to the subject. ",
keywords = "Abyssinia , Badoglio , Bonzani , chiefs of staff , De Bono , Ethiopia , Gibraltar , League of Nations , Mussolini , Chatfield , Malta , Mediterranean , Red Sea , Wal-Wal incident",
author = "Steven Morewood and Robert Mallett",
year = "2015",
month = apr
day = "10",
language = "English",
journal = "Global War Studies",
issn = "1559-8012",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The Political and Strategic Dynamics of the Italo-Ethiopian Crisis, 1932-1936

T2 - Part I: Origins and Perspectives

AU - Morewood, Steven

AU - Mallett, Robert

PY - 2015/4/10

Y1 - 2015/4/10

N2 - The Italian invasion of Ethiopia in October 1935 was a milestone in the maelstrom of events leading to World War Two. Yet it has received little academic attention since the 1970s with Germanocentric explanations of the road to 1939 holding sway. In fact Mussolini's successful absorption of an independent nation that was a member of the League of Nations destroyed that peacekeeping organisation's credibility and encouraged further aggression. Why Italy embarked on empire-building and why Britain the dominant Mediterranean Power responded so feebly are issues rooted in political and strategic calculations on either side. Utilising neglected or recently released British and Italian primary sources from national and private archives, this article is based on a wider perspective than diplomatic historians have brought to the subject.

AB - The Italian invasion of Ethiopia in October 1935 was a milestone in the maelstrom of events leading to World War Two. Yet it has received little academic attention since the 1970s with Germanocentric explanations of the road to 1939 holding sway. In fact Mussolini's successful absorption of an independent nation that was a member of the League of Nations destroyed that peacekeeping organisation's credibility and encouraged further aggression. Why Italy embarked on empire-building and why Britain the dominant Mediterranean Power responded so feebly are issues rooted in political and strategic calculations on either side. Utilising neglected or recently released British and Italian primary sources from national and private archives, this article is based on a wider perspective than diplomatic historians have brought to the subject.

KW - Abyssinia

KW - Badoglio

KW - Bonzani

KW - chiefs of staff

KW - De Bono

KW - Ethiopia

KW - Gibraltar

KW - League of Nations

KW - Mussolini

KW - Chatfield

KW - Malta

KW - Mediterranean

KW - Red Sea

KW - Wal-Wal incident

M3 - Article

JO - Global War Studies

JF - Global War Studies

SN - 1559-8012

ER -