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  • Italy in 1896 Battle of Adowa 1896
  • Age of Imperialism European powers wanted to have colonial empires Italy wanted to join the party in the ‘scramble for Africa’ Italy wanted to grab more
  • Age of Imperialism European powers wanted to have colonial empires Italy wanted to join the party in the ‘scramble for Africa’ Italy wanted to grab more
  • What had Italy achieved 1883 - Eritrea as a colony 1885 - Somaliland as a colony This was not in a similar league to Britain, France and Germany
  • Defeat Tried to acquire Abyssinia However, it all went horribly wrong with defeat at the Battle of Adowa
  • Defeat Tried to acquire Abyssinia However, it all went horribly wrong with defeat at the Battle of Adowa
  • Fall of Crispi Defeat cost Crispi his job (Prime Minister)
  • Fall of Crispi Defeat cost Crispi his job (Prime Minister)
  • Fall of Crispi Defeat cost Crispi his job (Prime Minister)
  • North-South divide The north was more industrial - the rise of the socialist party The south was more agricultural - dominated my landowners Very few people in the south owned land Farming wasn’t mechanised - mass emigration
  • The Papacy The Pope didn’t like the fact that he had lost his independence Didn’t want to be ruled by the Kingdom of Italy Catholics didn’t always listen to edicts from the Pope
  • The Papacy The Pope didn’t like the fact that he had lost his independence Didn’t want to be ruled by the Kingdom of Italy Catholics didn’t always listen to edicts from the Pope