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Second Italo-Ethiopian war The main subject of these thesis is Second Italo-Ethiopian war and Croatian public. During the war Croatia was part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, so the foreign affairs of Yugoslavia were foreign affairs of Croatia. The main means of information at that time were newspapers, therefore the main source of this research was done through the newspapers. On the other hand, the subtopic of this work discusses relations between two bordering Kingdoms of Yugoslavia and Italy, seen through the consequences of the Second Italo-Ethiopian war. Second Italo-Ethiopian war was a conflict in the Eastern horn of Africa fought between the Kingdom of Italy and Empire of Ethiopia, then ruled by emperor Haile Selassie I. Italy brought international condemnation of the League of Nations upon itself, because of an act of aggression to Ethiopia. But, weak sanctions did not stop Italy's intentions, therefore Ethiopian empire was defeated, militarily. The outcome of the war caused that League of Nations lost on credibility. The war was interesting to observe through the eyes of contemporary ordinary people, which is possible through newspapers as the main source of information in the first half of the twentieth century. Italo-Ethiopian war further damaged Italo-Yugoslav relations even more because of sanctions imposed by members of the League of Nations, which Kingdom of Yugoslavia was part. With these in mind and territories on the East Adriatic coast inhabitated by Croats an Slovenes, which were annexed by Italy after World war I, relations between Italy and Yugoslavia were worse than ever. The relations between Italy and Yugoslavia and other information, such as League diplomacy, and battles between Italian and Ethiopian forces, obtained from Croatian newspapers of that time, were the main topic of the thesis. Therefore, all information gathered form the articles was analyzed and explained respectively, and put together to bring closer what, Croatian public could read about and could have even known, about Second Italo-Ethiopian war, and how could have that war affected the relations between the Italy and Yugoslavia. In the end, there are a lot of interesting aspect and things that connects Ethiopia and Yugoslavia, which are worth to be mentioned.