Hungary and the Italo–Ethiopian Conflict (1935–1936)

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Szélinger, Balázs (2012)
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 2194-4024)
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies | Italo-Ethiopian Conflict; History; Hungary; Politics; Germany; League of Nations; Mussolini | ddc:320 | ddc:355 | ddc:900

Between the two World Wars the main policy of Hungarian diplomacy was the possible revision of the Trianon Peace Treaty. Until 1935 they believed in a peaceful way under the aegis of the League of Nations with the help of Italy. The Italo-Ethiopian conflict, however, totally disrupted these plans. Although the Hungarian political elite tried to stand by Mussolini, their abstention from the sanctions indicated a changed direction toward Germany and militarism. This study, using unpublished Hungarian archival sources, reveals the inner struggles of the desperate Hungarian government.
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