S.5 History P210/1

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The first world war took place between and . After the war, the peace treaty was signed which led to the formation of the in . The and refused to join the league which weakened it right from its inception.
The weakness of the league of nations contributed to the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in . The Italo-Ethiopian war was an extension of the century scramble and partition of Africa. The Ethiopians earlier on in (year) had defeated the Italians at (place) under the leadership of emperor . The Italian invasion occurred when the Italian forces under the initiation of the Italian leader invaded Ethiopia which was under the rule of emperor . The Italian invasion began on (date) (month) (year).
Italy’s late arrival on the arena had resulted into her obtaining low territorial gains of and and therefore, she cast a covetous eye on Ethiopia’s rich fertile soils and good climate. Other events that led to the invasion include: the economic depression in Europe in the , the Wal Wal incident of and the Anglo-French agreement in . The Italians defeated Ethiopians and occupied the country until .
Many factors contributed to the growth of African nationalism; for example, the Second World War. The Second World War took place between and between the Axis powers , and on one side and the Allied powers , , and the on the other side.
During the war, Africans realized that the Europeans were actually and could be defeated. This shattered the myth of and which the white man had surrounded himself with. Examples of World War 2 veterans include , , and .
The Egyptian revolution of also led to the growth of African nationalism. Although was the nominal head of state in Egypt, the Europeans especially the and the continued to influence Egyptian politics and have a lot of say in its affairs. In 1952, a group of young army officers belonging to the led by , and organized a coup d’état which overthrew and established a new social, political and order in Egypt.