Why was the italian invasion of abyssinia so important in the history of the league of nations?

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The Italian invasion of Abyssinia in 1935 - 36 marked the total failure of the League of Nations as an effective body to maintaining collective security in Europe, and thus was one of the most important events in the history of the League of Nations The invasion led to the withdrawal of Italy from the League in 1937. Italy was one of the founding members of the League of Nations, and her role in the League should be more significant that the withdrawal of Germany and Japan in 1933. In the case of Germany, as she was treated as a defeated nation in the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, her national prestige had been undermined at the time. In addition, her heavy debts to the other European countries from the Treaty of Versailles also marked her withdrawal as relatively less significant than that of Italy. In the case of Japan, she had long been treated as an outsider, being an Asian power. Although her military strength was comparable to the Western powers, her racial differences had ... more
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