Talk:Abyssinia Crisis

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Needs more dates than just Dec 1935! --Jerzy(t) 18:06, 2004 Apr 16 (UTC)

I am reading right now and looking for some much needed references to support what is already said here ... and I fully agree about this article needing a few dates. It also needs some organization (sections, sub-sections, etc.). Mkpumphrey (talk) 16:34, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

English here is not just bad, but misleading, besides sources used are in different languages, how can it be neutral? E.g. Domenico Quirico. Lo Squadrons Bianco. p. 267. Italian :( Xobbitua (talk) 13:12, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

If I don't get back to this article, let me mention here John H. Spencer's Ethiopia at Bay: A Personal Account of the Haile Selassie Years (Algonac: Reference Publications, 1984), which provides a lot of background information on the diplomatic maneuverings both before & after the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. Spencer's thesis is that England & France gave Ethiopia to Italy in hope this would keep Mussolini from getting too close to Hitler -- which we know failed. (Other countries either followed this calculation [e.g. Austria & other Balkan countries looking to Italy to help them against Germany], or simply thought Italy was cool [possibly Belgium]. FWIW, Germany actually provided some diplomatic support to Ethiopia, knowing no matter how things turned out, they'd benefit.) That approach reminds me of the contemporary strategy of government supporting local dictators (or "bad guys") to oppose terrorists (or "even worse guys") -- which promises about as much success. -- llywrch (talk) 01:21, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Articles should have at least some kind of consistency in geographic names, we can't use different forms in adjacent paragraphs without any comment. Changed Ual Ual into Walwal. Maybe it should all be Welwel, as it is called in its own article, but I really don't know much about the current Ethiopian naming conventions, so I leave it to someone better versed in all things Ethiopian. --Oop (talk) 05:45, 27 October 2011 (UTC)