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Title:A Page of Ethiopian History: Italian Settlement Plans During the Fascist Occupation of 1939-1941
Author:Pankhurst, Richard
Periodical:Ethiopia Observer
Geographic term:Ethiopia
History and Exploration
Abstract:After the failure of the Italian settlement policy in Eritrea in the 1890's, the idea vas revived, in 1935 at the time of the Halo-Ethiopian war, when it became a primary objective of fascist policy. The objectives of Italian settlement policy were formulated, by Lessona, Mussolini's Minister for the Colonies, as early as June 16th, 1936, when he declared that the Ministries of the Colonies and Agriculture would establish zones in Ethiopia for colonisation. Directives for the establishment and demarcation of such zones were sent from Lessona to Graziani, on August 5th. The first step towards the realisation of the objectives was taken when a colonization committee, the Comitato di Colonizzazione, was set up on December 6th, 1936. The settlement schemes, however varied, had but little succes, as is shown in this detailed description. Ref., tables.