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Telegram from Antony Eden, Minister for League of Nations Affairs and soon to be British Foreign Secretary, on the League's response to the crisis, October 1935
(Catalogue ref: BT 11/383)


  1. According to paragraph 1, what is the League of Nations proposing to do?

  2. In paragraph 2, what new policy is the League of Nations about to employ?

  3. Who would this help and how?

  4. What would be Mussolini's likely response to the League of Nation's decision?

  5. Was there anything else the League could have done at this point to protect Abyssinia?

  6. What reasons might there have been for them not taking more action?
BT 11/383; telegram from Eden on League of Nations, 1935