Important Events, Sleeper
- Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936 – Signed in London on August 26, 1936, this treaty required the United Kingdom to withdraw all troops from Egypt except those necessary to protect the Suez Canal. Additionally, the British would supply and train Egypt’s army and assist in Egypt’s defense in case of war. The Treaty was largely seen as a compromise, allowing British troops to stay in Egypt but removing them from most of the country. Many Egyptians opposed the treaty, and the Wafd party lost some support for allowing it to be passed.
- Second Italio-Abyssinian War – Started in October 1935 and ending in May 1936, the war began when the Kingdom of Italy invaded Abyssinia (now called Ethiopia). The war ended with the Italian occupation and subjugation of Abyssinia.