Emperor Haile Selassie and Ethiopia Essay

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The country Ethiopia is well known for its Emperor Haile Selassie. Haile Selassie’s real name is Lij Tafari Makonnen and he was born 1892 and died 1975 (novelguide.com). He comes from one of the earliest lineage of royal families; King Solomon. He is the last of his bloodline to have power in Ethiopia. He was given power between 1930-1974. There was a war for Ethiopia by the Italians called the Battle of Adwa. The Italians wanted to gain land in Africa because the French and European were all trying to acquire land in Africa. Haile Selassie tried to go to the League of Nations for help. Help was refused and supposedly Ethiopia was later colonized. It is not well known if the Italians actually colonized Ethiopia but according to the Central …show more content…
Other resources with potential for commercial development include large potash deposits, natural gas, iron ore, and possibly oil and geothermal energy. Although Ethiopia has good hydroelectric resources, which power most of its manufacturing sector, it is totally dependent on imports for oil. A landlocked country, Ethiopia has relied on the port of Djibouti since the 1998 - 2000 border war with Eritrea. Ethiopia is connected with the port of Djibouti by road and rail for international trade. Of the 23,812 kilometers of all-weather roads in Ethiopia, 15% are asphalt. Mountainous terrain and the lack of good roads and sufficient vehicles make land transportation difficult and expensive. Ethiopian Airlines serves 38 domestic airfields and has 42 international destinations. Dependent on a few vulnerable crops for its foreign exchange earnings and reliant on imported oil, Ethiopia is suffering a severe lack of foreign exchange while simultaneously battling high inflation. The largely subsistence economy is incapable of meeting the budget requirements for drought relief, an ambitious development plan, and indispensable imports such as oil. The gap has

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