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The speech concerned the fascist aggression during the second Italo-Ethiopian War in Ethiopia, where the emperor of Ethiopia mainly asked for the end of the war and for international treaties to be respected and for his extreme trust and conviction in the organization of the League of Nations, unity among peoples and …
The aim of invading Ethiopia was to boost Italian national prestige, which was wounded by Ethiopia’s defeat of Italian forces at the Battle of Adowa in the nineteenth century (1896), which saved Ethiopia from Italian colonisation. This was used as a rationale to invade Abyssinia.
But the League’s response was sluggish at best. It was then when Emperor Haile Selassie, complained to the League of Nations, calling on the League to invoke its doctrine of collective security. An attack on one member of the League was supposed to be regarded as an attack on all members.
In response to Ethiopian appeals, the League of Nations condemned the Italian invasion in 1935 and voted to impose economic sanctions on the aggressor. The sanctions remained ineffective because of general lack of support.
“I, Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, am here today to claim that justice which is due to my people, and the assistance promised to it eight months ago, when fifty nations asserted that aggression had been committed in violation of international treaties.
On 6 December 1934, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia protested the Italian aggression at Walwal. In exchange, France hoped for Italian support against Germany. On 25 January, five Italian askaris were killed by Ethiopian forces near Walwal. On 10 February 1935, Mussolini mobilised two divisions.
“War” is credited to Allen “Skill” Cole (idea) and Carlton Barrett (music); the music was an extension of the one-drop drumming style, which Carlton Barrett had developed and refined, if not invented. The lyrics are a near-exact repetition of a 1963 speech in the UN by the Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie.
In October 1935 Italian troops invaded Ethiopia – then also known as Abyssinia – forcing the country’s Emperor, Haile Selassie, into exile.
Ethiopia is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country. Religion is a major influence in Ethiopian life. Nearly half the population belongs to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church but there is a also large Muslim population. Others adhere to an ancient form of Judaism.
History of Ethiopia Thanks to the discovery of the hominid fossil Lucy, Ethiopia is much touted as the cradle of humanity. As part of the Land of Punt, the people here enjoyed trade with the ancient Egyptians some 5,000 years ago and then, around 3,500 years ago, Ethiopia’s first great civilisation arose.
There are many expats working in Ethiopia, the pay is quite good, the standard of living is high and it is a relatively safe country.
Ethiopian alcoholic beverages of plant origin and their production. In Ethiopia, very popular traditional fermented alcoholic drinks include tella , tej , areki , borde , and shamita . Tej is mead which is prepared from honey, water, and leaves of gesho (Rhamnus prinoides) .
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