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Answered 2011-09-13 22:56:32

During the II WW Ethiopia was already an Italian colony, being occuped in 1936 by Badoglio


Because during the time of the Roman Empire, the Romans never conquered Ethiopia. So the Italians wanted to get that issue away.


Ethiopia was one of the few(if not the only) free country in Africa and Italy wanted to


ethiopian dosent colonized by Italy because Ethiopia was the winner of the war, but after the war Italy come back and control Ethiopia for 5 years.

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