What happened in the Corfu Incident?

Corfu incident, (1923) brief occupation of the Greek island of Corfu by Italian forces. In August 1923 Italians forming part of an international boundary delegation were murdered on Greek soil, leading Benito Mussolini to order a naval bombardment of Corfu.

Why was the Corfu Incident a success or failure?

The Corfu Incident was seen as a serious failure for the League. It showed that powerful nations could still bully a less powerful neighbor (Greece was a small, weak country with no powerful friends on the Council). The Greeks were bitter, the Assembly felt it had been betrayed and that the League had been degraded.

What did the league do in the Corfu Incident?

There were 4 important actions over Corfu: ❖ Italy did not accept action by the League in Corfu. ❖ The League responded quickly and ordered Italy to leave Corfu. ❖ Italy refused and demanded the question be passed to the Conference of Ambassadors, which was responsible for overseeing the peace settlement.

When was the Corfu Incident?

August 31, 1923 – September 27, 1923
Corfu incident/Periods

Who killed tellini?

He was shot and killed, presumably by Greek Bandits [citation needed], along with three companions, when the car he was driving in was stopped by a fallen tree across the road that ran along the disputed border near the town of Yannina.

Who was involved in the Corfu incident?

The naval bombardment and occupation of the Greek island of Corfu by Italian troops. An Italian general and four members of his staff, engaged under international authority in determining the boundary between Greece and Albania, had been murdered three days before.

Why was the Aaland Islands a success?

The League was successful in the Aaland Islands in 1921. These islands are nearly equally distant between Finland and Sweden. The League’s decision was that they should remain with Finland but that no weapons should ever be kept there. Both countries accepted the decision and it remains in force to this day.

Is Corfu in Greece or Italy?


Corfu Κέρκυρα
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Corfu

What language is spoken in Corfu?

Language. English is widely spoken, though many locals also speak some German and Italian.

How much did Greece pay Italy?

Following the bombardment by Italy in which 16 people were killed, Mussolini issued an ultimatum, demanding a heavy indemnity. Greece appealed to the League of Nations, which referred the dispute to the Council of Ambassadors. The Council ordered Greece to pay 50 million lire.

What is Fiume called today?

The multi-layered complexity of ‘Europe’s smallest successor state’ between 1918 and 1921. Before the Habsburg monarchy’s collapse, the port city of Fiume (now Rijeka in Croatia) was a corpus separatum, or semi-autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Hungary.

Does Sweden claim Aaland?

The Aaland Islands are located between Finland and Sweden, in the Baltic Sea. Both Sweden and Finland claimed the Aaland Islands. Historically, the islands were Finnish but the population wanted to be Swedish.