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Why did Italy colonize Africa?

One of the reasons Italy would take over part of Africa is to improve trade with other countries. The main reason for Italy to take over Africa is for the natural resources that the country has to provide. Italy would use the natural resources from Africa to power machines and improve their technology.

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Beside this, when did Italy colonize Africa?

Italy was one of the European countries with colonies in Africa during the modern period. Lasting from 1890 to 1941, Italian colonialism in Africa included the presentday countries of Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia.

Secondly, what part of Africa did Italy colonize? Italy colonized in Africa the countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, and Somaliland.

In this regard, why did Italy colonize Ethiopia?

The aim of invading Ethiopia was to boost Italian national prestige, which was wounded by Ethiopia's defeat of Italian forces at the Battle of Adowa in the nineteenth century (1896), which saved Ethiopia from Italian colonisation. This was used as a rationale to invade Abyssinia.

Why did Italy colonize Somalia?

Background. In 1889 the Italians colonised the south of the territory which is now part of Somalia. This area became known as Italian Somaliland. After the cessation of hostilities at the end of World War II, the newly formed United Nations made the former Italian Somaliland a protectorate of Italy in 1949.

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