Italo–Abyssinian War

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The First Italian–Abyssinian War was one of the very few instances of successful armed African resistance to European colonialism in the 19th century.

The Second Italo–Abyssinian War, also called the Rape of Ethiopia, lasted seven months in 1935–1936. Along with the Mukden Incident in 1931, in which three northeastern Chinese provinces were annexed by Japan, it is often seen as a precursor to World War II, and a demonstration of the ineffectiveness of the League of Nations. It is also called the Italo–Ethiopian War.