When a Soviet-backed Marxist–Leninist military began revolting against the imperial government, many saw this as the end to the rule of the Solomon dynasty. The Derg offered the crown to Amha Selassie, and upon his return to the country was crowned. However a week later, the Derg government arrested and in-prisoned the new emperor. This caused massive demonstrations and eventually armed revolt leading to the end of the Derg controlled regime after only seven months in power.
New Imperial Government
Not wishing to allow another group like the Derg to gain control of his country, Amha Selassie implemented major reforms paving the way for a democratic constitutional monarchy. Unfortunately, this also lead areas along the Red Sea to further agitate for independence form the rest of the country as even before the Derg rise to power, these people wished for independence. This movement for independence had lead to further instigations of armed revolts and reignited of the Eritrean War of Independence.