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Statement about a meeting between British Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and a deputation from the League of Nations on 13 December 1935
(Catalogue ref: PREM 1/195)
PREM 1/195; statement about meeting between Baldwin and League deputation, 1935 PREM 1/195; statement about meeting between Baldwin and League deputation, 1935 PREM 1/195; statement about meeting between Baldwin and League deputation, 1935
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PREM 1/195; statement about meeting between Baldwin and League deputation, 1935

Questions

  1. These representatives from the League of Nations wanted Britain to apply economic sanctions to Italy to hinder its war effort in Abyssinia. Baldwin decided to take no further action. Why?

  2. What did the British government fear might happen if Britain stood up to Mussolini?

  3. According to this source, what would be the chances of France getting involved? Why?

  4. What other actions could Britain have taken to stop Mussolini?