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The Ethiopian Empire

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Ethiopian Empire
የኢትዮጵያ ንጉሠ ነገሥት መንግሥተ
Timeline: Welsh History Post Glyndwr

OTL equivalent: Ethiopia and half of the Southern Denkalya Subregion
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974) Imperial coat of arms of Ethiopia (Haile Selassie)
Flag of Ethiopia Imperial Coat of Arms of Ethiopia

ኢትዮጵያ ታበፅዕ እደዊሃ ሃበ አግዚአብሐር (Amharic)
("Ethiopia Stretches Her Hands unto God")

Capital Addis Ababa
Largest city Addis Ababa
Other cities Adama, Gondar, Dire Dawa
  others Other languages official among Ethiopia's various ethnicities and their respective regions
Ethiopian Orthodox
  others Islam, Pentay (Protestant), Roman Catholic, Traditional Faiths
Ethnic Groups
Oromo, Amhara
  others Somali, Tigrayans, Sidama, Guarge, Welayta, Afar, Hadiya, Gamo
Demonym Ethiopian
Government Constitutional Monarchy
  legislature Parliament (Senate and Chamber of Deputies)
Emperor of Ethiopia Zera Yacob Amha Selassie
  Royal house: Solomon
Population approx. 99590000 
Currency Birr

Derg revolt

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.

Eritrean-Ethiopian War

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