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Let's discuss one of the most interesting countries on the African continent. What do you know about Ethiopian history?

Some starters:

>Is one of the oldest Christian countries, having adopted it in the 4th century
>One of the only nations in Africa to resist colonialisation
>Only country in Africa with its own unique alphabet
>First country to cultivate coffee
>Is apparently the final resting place for the biblical Ark of the Covenant.
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>Build churches in a way that just seems impractical
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>>72115
all that I know is that they are the worst african country with even worse iq scores than other africans.
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>>72115
I wish people would stop making generals.
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>>72184
Who cares about IQ?
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>>72235
people
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>Is one of the oldest Christian countries, having adopted it in the 4th century
>total shit

cant be a coincidende
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>>72115
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Expedition_to_Abyssinia

>emperor of Ethiopia kidnaps a few British subjects because the Queen didn't accept his love letters
>the British spend 9 million pounds (1868 i.e. the equivalent of like 30 billion pounds today) just to get them back
>build a port from scratch and march through the interior telling every local to stay the fuck out of their way
>6 months later after entering a completely unknown foreign land finally reach the centre
>besiege the emperor in his mountain fortress
>he commits suicide with a gun sent to him by Queen Victoria
>give a shit load of armaments to one of the Ethiopians who let them past who uses them to go on and become the first modern leader of Ethiopia
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>>72187
Why? Would you rather I ask a very specific question about Ethiopia that will muster 5 replies before the thread dies? This way we can have a general discussion of Ethiopia's history for those that are interested.
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>>72115
are there any books about the relationship between medieval West African and medieval East African nations?
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>>72278
>emperor of Ethiopia kidnaps a few British subjects because the Queen didn't accept his love letters

kek, sad t b h
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>>72278
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Expedition_to_Abyssinia
kuked
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Don't forget

>rekt a 19th century European nation in warfare
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>>7227

the main population of Switzerland are moslty germans ,french and italians (and other europeans in general)

the main population of Ethiopia are mosly africans

...you know

>>cant be a coincidende
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>>72504
Yeah but thats Italy though
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>>72272
>>72556

wrong fucking quote...
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>>72504
>outnumbered 10 to 1

That's not really a feat. They just zerg rushed.
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>>72314
don't use trips
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>>72684
Italy should've known better
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>>72504
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literally white people who have been in the sun too long

probably has the Ark of the Covenant

good food
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>>72887
So butthurt after they first battle they had to invade in 40 years later.

>still gets rekt by the allies

lmao
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>>72887
>still lose 20,000 troops to muskets and spears

good going italy
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>>73032
>>73083
It's a good thing >we got btfo both times, we were able to avoid white guilt (for now)
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Ethiopian girls are qt as fuck
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>>73921
>/his/ is not /int/
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>>72278
Fucking kek
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>>72115
>>First country to cultivate coffee
Thank you based Ethiopia.
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>>72145
I bet that's the point.

Like.

We love god SO MUCH that we're gonna do it in this crazy way to prove how devoted we are.
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>>73967
faggot
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>>72278
Losing to the most powerful country in the world at the time isn't that weird.

That is pretty funny tho.
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>>72278
;___;
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My main exposure to their culture was the Ethiopiques compilation albums.
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>>72115
>No coastline
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>>75047
Look at him, so high and mighty. Hogging all that lovely coastline...
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>>75207
>eritrea still exists
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>>75373
>>75207
>>75047
Eritrea could honestly kick everyone's ass.
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>>72115
http://exiledonline.com/its-d-day-in-zalambessa/

>Ark of the Covenant

The Afars broke that 200 years ago
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Not hating on Ethiopia's military but a lot of their wins could be attributed to Russia or other communist nations.
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>>75497
>Yemeni diplomatic victory
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Anybody read any of Stuart Munro-Hay's papers on Axum?
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>>75786
The U.N ruins everything it touches.

>>75834
Yeah. I'm looking at a pdf of them right now.
>>74379
>>73921
They only marry other Ethiopians as a rule.
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>>75786
I confess I'm not well versed on international affairs and wars, what does it really mean when they say "diplomatic victory"?
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>>76090
It's been awhile since I read them, but I remember being really impressed with the importance of Axum as an ancient civilization after I had read some of his stuff. Trade between Axum (which at the time controlled the port of Adulis) was far reaching and seemed fairly important in the ancient world.
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