Monday, March 25, 1996
Answer on What were some global effects due to nationalism in italy?
The invasion by the Italians of "Italian East Africa" which was Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somaliland.
Considered an act of pure crowd pleasing pointlessness as well as stupidity, the Italians tried to carve themselves out the horn of Africa. Mussolini's invasion was expensive and ultimately unsuccessful due to the tenacious defence and reconquest of the Ethiopians under Haile Selassie.
Italian nationalism was of course Fascism, and the fascist movements became widespread throughout various european nations, partly a reaction to the fear of communism, partly a reaction to the economic situation due to the post 1929 depression. Fascism found a bed of support amongst the impoverished and impotent Germans within the crumbling Weimar Republic. It was using Fascist ideas adopted from Mussolini in Italy, and also admiring the Italian's use of it to unify their nation that inspired the German Nazi party.