One More Scramble in Africa - The Second Italo-Abyssinian War | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1935 Part 4 of 4

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One More Scramble in Africa - The Second Italo-Abyssinian War | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1935 Part 4 of 4 5

After European Empires were done scrambling for Africa, not much of the African continent was left to be ruled by its native people, or to be colonised for other colony-hungry European powers. However, the Kingdom of Abyssinia is one of the countries that made it through the scramble alive. That is, until Benito Mussolini shifts the Italian focus to East-Africa once more.

Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Written by: Joram Appel, Spartacus Olsson and Naman Habtom
Directed by: Spartacus Olsson and Astrid Deinhard
Executive Producers: Bodo Rittenauer, Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Post-Production Director: Wieke Kapteijns
Research by: Naman Habtom
Edited by: Daniel Weiss
Sound design: Marek Kaminski

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This is the final episode of 1935, and the final one on Italy and it colonialism. The goal with the Between Two Wars series has been to set the stage for World War Two, and as this was the final Italian episode, we can already make up a balance. We have seen Italy develop from a war-torn nation in chaos to a Fascist, imperialist state seeking to establish itself as the ruler of the Mediterranean, or mare-nostrum. By 1935, Italy has colonised Libya, large parts of East-Africa, antagonising France and Britain - the other contenders of the title 'Master of Africa'. Well - it's 1935 and Mussolini does not show signs of stopping or backing down. If anything, his recent military successes have established the a can-do mentality in regards of empire-expanding.
Cheers, Joram.

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Author — TimeGhost History


How many war crimes do you wanna do conquering a third world nation?

Italy: yes.

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"It is us today, it is you tomorrow." Haile Selassie.

Author — echo9835


Abyssinia was not Orthodox like the Russians. The Russians are Eastern Orthodox, from the branch Christianity that traces it's traditions from Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire. The Ethiopians are part of the so called Oriental Orthodoxy, which split from the main branch of Christianity in 451, rejecting the Council of Chalcedon. Both branches of Christianity (Oriental Orthodoxy and Eastern Orthodoxy) have similar sounding names, but are separate in lithurgy and history by 1600 years. For context, the Catholic/Orthodox split happened in 1054, 600 years after the Ethiopian, Coptic and Armenian Churches split from the main church

Author — alexandre jose da costa neto


I'm surprised you didn't end the episode with emperor hallie selisie, s famous quote to the league of nations after losing his nation "it is us today it will be you tomorrow " otherwise great episode as always

Author — Michael Powers


About the war: an Italian saying is "ambaradan", which originates from the Battle of Amba Aradam, where some of the mercenary colonial troops defected the Italian army to fight for the Abissinians, before turning back to the Italian side. It describes a total mess, a complex situation when you can't understand what's happening

Author — BuBBles


The Italian victory in Ethiopia was more like a curse than a great achievement, because it gave the Italians the impression that they can conquer even bigger parts of Africa, thus grossly overestimating their own military power.

Author — dragosstanciu


France and Britain not inviting representative of the state they are negotiating about with oposing fascist power? Well, I am shocked... but pretty sure it will not happen again, right?

Author — Michael J.


Fun Fact, Germany lent aid to Abyssinia since italy was opposed to Anschluss.

Author — Tangy ™


Mussolini going overkill on how much materiel he's sending to somewhere Italy can't really afford to send that much to. A timeless classic.

Author — RGM 96X


When all the between 2 wars episode are posted I’m gonna binge watch The Great War, Between 2 Wars and all the completed episodes of World War Two. It’s gonna be a blast.

Author — Christopher Justice


My great-grandfather Alberto Trivillin was the driver of General Graziani during this war, my dad allways heard as a child that after the assasination atempt against him the reprisals were brutal, often without taking prisoners after the battles.. I wish you can cover sometime the invasion of Albania! keep up such good work!

Author — Nicolas Fantin


Bob Marley was obsessed with the emperor Haile Sellasie.

Author — Καπτεν Χαρλοκ


Italian officer recounting his ethiopian campaign "it was a horribly sharp slice of mango, you see"

Author — bconneau


Italy invades Abyssinia.
The world is amazed... by how much effort it takes for the Italians.

Great video again, keep up the good work!

Author — History Hustle


Ethiopia: Independence is great.
Italy: I'm about to end this whole man's career.

Author — Nathan Seper


They should have held half their divisions in Addis Abeba and the other half in Harar. Every HOI4 player knows this!

Author — Andrei Kovacs


Seems like every continent has had their own Hitler. Good history lesson.

Author — Diamant Brut


A powerful member of the League of Nations invades another
League of Nations: Empty threates, resolutions, basically does nothing.
UN: déjà vu

Author — André Maltez


So the Italian fascist and colonial regime pushed forward the narrative that they were a superior people and nation than their colonial subjects? Pretty sure every colonial power did that, not just the fascist ones...

Author — Nick Venuto