“The Italian danger”

Italy becomes “dangerous”, in the eyes of England, from the moment it tries to undertake or undertakes the conquest of Ethiopia. By this conquest, it conferred a “hinterland” to its Somali colony and consolidated, in stride, its position on the Indian Ocean, operating a breakthrough in “arc” Port Elizabeth / Perth, equivalent to the German breakthrough in the Persian Gulf and in the Arabian Peninsula. Moreover, the Italian policy of domination of the Mediterranean threatens, in case of conflict, to cut the “route of India”, that is to say the line Gibraltar / Suez. This eventuality was England’s nightmare.