Thursday, November 9, 2017

Emperor Menelik....

Watched a documentary on this guy last night and then did some internet research of my own. Talk about a true warrior and man ahead of his time:

  • ·       Led Ethiopia as the only African country not occupied by foreign powers during the 19th century
  • ·       Defeated the Italian Army during the Battle of Adwa
  • ·       Established diplomatic relations with Russia, leading to the modernization of Ethiopian society, including its first hospital
  • ·       Abolished slavery in his area of influence
  • ·       Established a banking system, trade route and railroad
  • ·       Spoke 7 languages fluently, including Ethiopian, English, French and Italian

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