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Italo-Ethiopian War

Italo-Ethiopian War (1935–36), Fascist Italy's conquest of Ethiopia, launched from Italian-held Eritrea and Somalia. Refusing to accept the League of Nations proposals for settling border disputes, Benito Mussolini used planes, guns, and poison gas to overwhelm the ill-equipped Ethiopians, and to forge a new empire. Too weak to halt aggression, the League merely voted economic sanctions against Italy, which simply left the League.

See also: Mussolini, Benito.

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