“The Stresa Pact was more important than the Hoare-Laval Pact in preventing the LON from stopping Mussolini’s invasion of Abyssinia” How far do you agree?
When Mussolini invaded Abyssinia in Dec. 1935, the league asked Britain and France to put sanctions on Italy. However, they want make sure Mussolini was standing on their side, so they want to appease Mussolini. While the sanction was still in discussion, the British and French Foregin Minister Hoare and Laval had a plan. They want give Mussolini two thirds of Abyssinia in return of calling of his invasion. However, Britain and France thought it was a blatant act of treachery against the league. So, both Hoare and Laval were sacked.
Britain and France worried that Italy will join with allies so they signed a pact with Italy. Britain and France won’t put sanctions on Italy as long as Italy keep together with Britain and France.阅读全文→