Abyssinia Revision

Updated: 1/1/2021
Abyssinia Revision

Storyboard Text

  • Fascism is awesome!
  • Hm.... interesting
  • Can we invade Abyssinia?
  • yeah sure
  • Benito Mussolini raised a huge following among the Italian public, and rose to power in 1922
  • Mussolini then looked to expan Italy's role on the world stage, and planned the invasion of Abyssinia
  • No, Italy will help us against Germany
  • Please do your job
  • After his daughter talked to Britain and got told that they wouldn't interfere, Mussolini moved his troops into Abyssinia.
  • Italy used planes, tanks, and artillery against the poorly equipped Abyssinians. They also used chemical weapons, against war laws that were created years ago.
  • Haile Selassie attempted to appeal to the League, but they didn't want to do anything in case Italy didn't ally with them against Nazi Germany.
  • Italy eventually succeeded in taking Addis Ababa and exiling the Abyssinian leader, Haile Selassie.