When did Abyssinia become Ethiopia?

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Link provides some clues ABYSSINIA is an extensive country of Eastern Africa, the limits of which are not well defined, and authorities be regarded as lying between 7° 30' and 15° 40' N. lat., and 35° and 40° 30' E. long., having, N. and N.W., Nubia; E., the territory of the Danakils; S; the country of the Gallas; and W., the regions of the Upper Nile (61-1). It has an area of about 200,000 square miles, and a population of from 3,000,000 to 4,000,000.

The name Abyssinia, or more properly Habessinia, is derived from the Arabic word Habesch, which signifies mixture or confusion, and was applied to this country by the Arabs on account of the mixed character of the people. This was subsequently Latinised by the Portuguese into Abassia and Abassinos, and hence the present name. The Abyssinians call themselves Itiopyavan, and their country Itiopia, or Manghesta Itiopia, the kingdom of Ethiopia.

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Where is Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is on the Horn of Africa, but not quite on the east coast of Africa. Its neighboring countries are Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya and Eritrea. To see a close-up map of the Horn of Africa - which shows Ethiopia in relationship to its neighboring countries - see the Related Link. Eastern Africa.

Why did Italy invade abyssinia?

Hitler wanted to take over more countries for living space and the power. He also tried to conquer many other countries. For more information check this out: http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/chronology/thisday/1935-10-03.htm

How big is Ethiopia?

Ethiopia covers an area of 1,127,127 sq km, and, as of July 2009, has an estimated population of 85,237,338. These figures can never be totally accurate due to the high mortality rate due to AIDS, which affects all sectors of the population.

What is Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is one of the oldest countries in the world dating back more than 3000 years, the birth place of coffee, one of the few countries that was never colonized, mentioned in the bible about 45 times and home of Lucy - the oldest full human fossil ever discovered.

Why did the League of Nations fail over Abyssinia?

The league of nations failed in Abyssinia because it was too weakand frightened of Italy to stand up against Italy. the league wasfrightened if they upset Italy's prime minister Benito Mussolini,that he may not help the league if Hilter were to attck again, sothey basically let Italy do what they wanted because the the leaguewas weak and defenseless. Hope that helped

What is Abyssinia?

Abyssinia is the old name for what is today the country of Eritrea and the northern part of Ethiopia.

What happened after Italy invaded abyssinia?

The Abyssinian emperor went to the League of Nations to convince them to force the Italians back. However, the League was made up of imperialist countries who didn't care if an African nation was taken over and even if it wanted to help, it had no army to enforce its decrees.

How did Mussolini get away with attacking Abyssinia?

Answer . Mussolini attacked Abyssinia in October 1935 and conquered the country in 4 months. King Haile Selassie fled into exile. The world protested this military action. But Mussolini made it look like their neighboring colony of Eritea was attacked. Of course this was a ploy to get the war started.. The Italians held on to this territory until the British liberated it in 1941 .

How was Ethiopia found?

I think that Ethiopia was found accually im talking about addis abeba it was found in 1886. hope that answers your quetion.

Why did Mussolini want to invade Abyssinia?

1. Italy lacked a large colonial empire. 2. Under the Treaty of Versailles, Italy was granted little land. 3. Italian economy was not in a good shape, A Colonial War would distract attention from this. 4. Abyssinia could be a useful market for Italian goods and was a good place to settle Italy's surplus population. 5. Above all, Mussolini glorified War, some suggest he wanted revenge for the defeat of 1896.. 6. Basically Italy wanted to be a strong empire, like the roman empire

How did Ethiopia get its name?

The x king of Ethiopia, namely Hailesilase named it. It is believed that the name " Ethiopia" was derived from greek word. As far as history of the king is concerned, he was a very brutal, killer and abused many people mainly, oromo people. When he was in power the king destroyed the oromo cultures, identity and murdered millions of people, also he used most people as slaves. This is mainly one of the main reason for contradiction of the name "Ethiopia". Some researches have suggested that most people in Ethiopia seemed to agree with the name. However, nearly half the population of the ethiopian people, oromo people are strogly disagree with the name "Ethiopia". This is partly because of they were origion of the ethiopian people; and are the majority in the country, therefore, should be named as Oromiyaa. The abesha, absiniya people where Haile-Silase belongs seemed to happy with the name as he had demostrated most of habesha cultures over the oromia. The domestic political issue, Ethiopia has been experiencing is probably due to the killing/ murdering, destroying the identity of the Oromo people.

What year did Mussolini invade Abyssinia?

he invaded in 1935 this was known as the abysinian crisis. Mussolini (italy's dictator) invaded abyssinia because he had tried to take over abyssina in 1896 but was defeated at the battle of Adowa. and thiis was his chance for revenge. he was also jealous of Hitler's rearmament in germany. he wanted to let everyone no he was the the main dictator in Europe. The league tried to stop him in various ways, all of which failed. :( they offered to arbitrate in the dispute (this was rejected by italy). They also imposed sanctions on italy, though these didnt include oil, coal or iron! i hope this has helped (i only know all this because im doing GCSE history) ;)

What is the money in Ethiopia?

The money in Ethiopia is called Ethiopian Birr (ETB) and 1 USD changes to around 9.72 ETB at the moment I am writing this.

Why adopt from Ethiopia?

What kids in Ethiopia usually know is that they have to respect their elders because it is very important to adults that kids respect their elders :]]

Is Ethiopia a ledc?

yes it is, for a few reasons.. Ethiopia is an LEDC, or classed as a third world country due to its lack of basic human resources e.g food and clean water, lack of amenities, e.g hospitals, schools, police, fire service, lack of public services, obviously it stand s for less economically developed country, its GDP is low, its econmy suffers from inflation and urban growth is low, it does not attract glabal business intrest due to its low wages. it suffers from famine due to the climate, and widespread disease due to lack of health care and clean water suppiles obviously these are all 'push factors' whereas an MEDC has mainly all 'pull factors', the amount of push and pull factors a country has largely determines its status as an MEDC or an LEDC.. Hope this helps

Who is the emperor of Ethiopia?

There are no current emperors of Ethiopia now. Ethiopia has abolished monarchy from the year of 1975.. The emperor used to have the power to control everything. Succession was carried out to any male blood realted relative.. The last emperor of Ethiopia is Haile Selassie.

What is the economy of Ethiopia?

ECONOMY . The current government has embarked on a cautious program of economic reform, including privatization of state enterprises and rationalization of government regulation. While the process is still ongoing, so far the reforms have attracted only meager foreign investment, and the government remains heavily involved in the economy.. The Ethiopian economy is based on agriculture, which contributes 47% to GNP and more than 80% of exports, and employs 85% of the population. The major agricultural export crop is coffee, providing 35% of Ethiopia's foreign exchange earnings, down from 65% a decade ago because of the slump in coffee prices since the mid-1990s. Other traditional major agricultural exports are hides and skins, pulses, oilseeds, and the traditional "khat," a leafy shrub that has psychotropic qualities when chewed. Sugar and gold production has also become important in recent years.. Ethiopia's agriculture is plagued by periodic drought, soil degradation caused by inappropriate agricultural practices and overgrazing, deforestation, high population density, undeveloped water resources, and poor transport infrastructure, making it difficult and expensive to get goods to market. Yet agriculture is the country's most promising resource. Potential exists for self-sufficiency in grains and for export development in livestock, flowers, grains, oilseeds, sugar, vegetables, and fruits.. Gold, marble, limestone, and small amounts of tantalum are mined in Ethiopia. Other resources with potential for commercial development include large potash deposits, natural gas, iron ore, and possibly oil and geothermal energy. Although Ethiopia has good hydroelectric resources, which power most of its manufacturing sector, it is totally dependent on imports for its oil. A landlocked country, Ethiopia has relied on the port of Djibouti since the 1998-2000 border war with Eritrea. Ethiopia is connected with the port of Djibouti by road and rail for international trade. Of the 23,812 kilometers of all-weather roads in Ethiopia, 15% are asphalt. Mountainous terrain and the lack of good roads and sufficient vehicles make land transportation difficult and expensive. However, the government-owned airline's reputation is excellent. Ethiopian Airlines serves 38 domestic airfields and has 42 international destinations.. Dependent on a few vulnerable crops for its foreign exchange earnings and reliant on imported oil, Ethiopia lacks sufficient foreign exchange earnings. The financially conservative government has taken measures to solve this problem, including stringent import controls and sharply reduced subsidies on retail gasoline prices. Nevertheless, the largely subsistence economy is incapable of meeting the budget requirements for drought relief, an ambitious development plan, and indispensable imports such as oil. The gap has largely been covered through foreign assistance inflows. . Real GDP (2006 est.): $13.3 billion. Annual growth rate (2006 est.): 9.6%. Per capita income (2006 est.): $130. Average inflation rate (2006 est.): 13%. Natural resources: Potash, salt, gold, copper, platinum, natural gas (unexploited). Agriculture (47% of GDP): Products --coffee, cereals, pulses, oilseeds, khat, meat, hides and skins. Cultivated land--1 7%. Industry (12% of GDP): Types --textiles, processed foods, construction, cement, and hydroelectric power. Trade (2006 est.): Exports --$1.1 billion. Imports --$4.1 billion; plus remittances--official est. $400 million; unofficial est. $400 million. Fiscal year: July 8-July 7.

How much damage did the abyssinia crisis cause to the league of nations?

While the League of Nations, Britain and France were dealing with Mussolini (the prime minister of Italy), Hitler was rebuilding Germany's army in the Rhineland. Britain and France were appeasing Mussolini so that they will get Mussolini's support but Mussolini turned to Germany Due to Hitler's repowering, the League collapsed!! The abyssinia crisis was just the loaded trigger of the failure of the League but Hitler's growing power during the abyssinian invasion was what pulled the trigger

Why Hitler wanted Abyssinia?

Hitler didn't want Abyssinia: Mussolini wanted it. During the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, while the European attention was diverted, Hitler took advantage and reoccupied the demilitarised area called Rhineland. This happened in 1936. With this action Hitler broke both the Treaty of Versailles and the Lacarno pact.

When did Ethiopia become an independent?

Ethiopia was never colonized, therefor, it's not independent. Actually, if Ethiopia was not colonized, that would mean it remained independent. During the frequent colonizations of Africa, Italy tried to colonize Etyhiopia, but they fought and won, therefore maintaining their independence.

How was the Abyssinia crisis dealt with by the league?

Fairly poorly is the simple answer! The LON did not want to anger Italy, however their invasion went against their policy of collective security, and so they condemned Italy's actions, and imposed a trade ban. However this trade ban did not include fuels, such as petrol and oil. If there was no ban on petrol and oil, Italy could still continue their localised war against Abyssinia. To try and appease all those involved, the Hoare-Laval Pact was set up in 1935. Within this pact, the French and the British designed a compromise; Abyssinia would be split in two, the wealthiest half given to Italy. However there was a leak of this information to the press, which resulted in uproar amongst the British public, as it appeared Britain and France were surrendering to Italy's aggressive actions. Italy, following Japan's previous example in the Manchurian Crisis of 1931-1933, left the League. After this major failure, the League was no longer taken seriously.

What year did abyssinia become Ethiopia?

I think the Ethiopian themselves were calling their country Ethiopia long ago. The book of Axum(a collection of documents from the St. Mary Cathedral of Aksum providing information on Ethiopian history. The earliest parts of the collection date to the mid-15th century during the reign of Zar'a Ya`qob (r. 1434 - 1468) also use the name "Ethiopia" to represent the country. Abyssinia is originally Arabic word. It seems it was foreigner who were using Abyssinia to refer to Ethiopia.

Why did Italy and japan want to invade Manchuria and Abyssinia?

Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931-1933 because Japan was increasingly becoming overcrowded due to its soaring population growth. It was believed by the Japanese that China could accommodate the over-spill of Japanese civilians. The Depression had also triggered a desire for Japan to gain self-sufficiency, Manchuria was an area of many natural resources such as oil and wood, which would have aided Japan greatly in their reaching of autarky. The Depression had also triggered military expansionism, and there was a great desire for a larger and stronger armed forces, as crime in the country increased. By invading Abyssinia, they would then be able to create a larger armed forces. The Manchurian Crisis could said to have been triggered by the Mukden Incident, where there was an explosion on the South Manchurian railway line, giving the Japanese a reason to invade. However it can be argued that it was the Japanese themselves who set-up this explosion, giving themselves a reason to invade. This also indicates that the Japanese were present in China prior to the Manchurian invasion! Italy invaded Abyssinia in 1935 because Mussolini was encouraged by the League's failure to deal with the Japanese Manchurian crisis successfully. There had also been much historical tension between Italy and Abyssinia, after the Battle of Adowa in 1896, where the Abyssinian army had destroyed Italian troops who were trying to conquer the country. Mussolini himself had a great desire for self-glory and imperialism, but also to try distract the attention away from the effects the Depression was having in the country, besides Abyssinia was an area of much mineral wealth, which would have greatly helped the country to overcome the Depression. Mussolini was also disturbed by Hitler's quest to conquer central Europe, and was angered at how Britain and France instead of preventing these aggressive actions from Hitler, were actually appeasing him, such as the Ango-German Naval Agreement in 1935, which was a clear breach of the terms settled in the Treaty of Versailles. Mussolini lost respect for the League, and no longer took it seriously, so did not feel compelled to remain within its policy of collective security. The Abyssinian crisis was triggered by the Wal-Wal dispute, where there was a shooting incident at a desert oasis, giving the Italians a reason to invade!

Why did Italy want to take over abyssinia?

1 - Prestige: Mussolini saw the international achievements of Hitler and felt that Italy was falling behind2 - Imperial Ambition: by controlling Albania, Greece (hopefully) and Abyssinia Mussolini wanted to make Italy into a Mediterranean power again as she had been on Roman times. His ambition included taking Egypt from the British. Militarily the invasion of Abyssinia made no sense at all.

What is cultures are in Ethiopia?

The dominant culture in Ethiopia I believe is the Amharic culture although the Oromo people outnumber them. The main religion is Ethiopian Christianity, followed by Sunni Islam.

Who was discover Ethiopia?

No one 'discovered' Ethiopia. People may indeed have been created there. The country is the oldest in Africa, having been known as a country at least since 1,000 BC. It was the home of the Queen of Sheba at that time.

Why the league of nations failed to stop the invasion of abyssinia?

The league of nations failed in Abyssinia because it was too weak and frightened of Italy to stand up against Italy. the league was frightened if they upset Italy's prime minister Benito Mussolini, that he may not help the league if Hitler were to attack again, so they basically let Italy do what they wanted because the the league was weak and defenceless. Hope that helped

Why did the holy prophet force Muslims to migrate to Abyssinia?

The early followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW were regularly abused, tormented and persecuted by the Meccans (led by Abu Jahal and Abu Lahab) who opposed the new Islamic teachings brought by the Holy Prophet. When human endurance was reaching its limits and the persecution became more and more unbearable, the Prophet advised a group of his followers to migrate to Abyssinia where a friendly Christian king named Nijashi reigned. This was the first hijrah (migration) in Islam and fifteen people took part in it. The event was aptly captured in the Holy Quran thus: " And those who become fugitives for Allah's sake after they are oppressed, verily We shall give them good abode in the world and surely the reward of the Hereafter is greater, if they only knew." (Qur'an, 16:41) And what was all this tyranny and persecution for? Just for believing in the one true God or Allah SWT and for leading a chaste and pious life! Further migration of more followers of the Prophet led to intensified persecution of those left behind. The Prophet then advised a second migration to Abyssinia, and this time about a hundred people, including Jaafar, the elder brother of Ali rw, went away. The Quraisy sent a deputation through Amr ibn al-As and Ammara ibn Rabiah to Nijashi, the king of Abyssinia, to demand the deportation of the emigrants back to Mecca to be punished by death. Having won the favour of the clergy, the deputation tried to prejudice the king against the fugitives. Asked to explain the fugitives' position, Jaafar delivered a powerful speech, which was a brilliant summary of all the fundamentals of Islam and all that it stands for, as adopted by the fugitives, nothing more than that. The king subsequently refused to oblige the Meccan deputation, and the latter had to return highly disappointed. Muslim traditions further indicated that the king later on secretly converted to Islam.

Where Ethiopia located?

Ethiopia is located in between butcheecksania, and goochistan. If this answer helped, please post me a sample of your urine, to PO BOX 6673, London SM75 6JZ.

Are there deserts in Ethiopia?

The Eastern Desert (Sahara) enters Ethiopia. The Danakil Desertlies in the Afar Triangle. It extends into the north-east ofEthiopia.

Who rules Ethiopia?

The Lion of Judah Emperor Haile Selassie I King of Kings & Lord of Lords Tsume Igzee'abiher Power of the Trinity

Was Sheba in Ethiopia?

The Bible doesn't say. Tradition claims that Ethiopia was part of Sheba (home of the Sabeans), but Biblical Ethiopia was primarily found in present-day Sudan, whereas some scholars feel that Sheba was located in southwest Arabia, most likely in modern-day eastern Yemen.

Is Ethiopia a MEDC?

No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC. No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC. No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC. No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC. No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC. No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC. No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC. No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC. No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC. No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC. No, Ethiopia would not be a MEDC.

What crucial action did Hitler take when Mussolini obtained Abyssinia?

In December 1934, Mussolini accused the Abyssinians of aggression at an oasis called Wal Wal. He ordered Italian troops stationed in Somaliland and Eritrea to attack Abyssinia. In October 1935, the Italian army invaded Abyssinia. The Abyssinians could not hope to stand up to a modern army - they were equipped with pre-World War One rifles and little else. The Italians used armoured vehicles and even mustard gas in their attack. The capital, Addis Ababa, fell in May 1936 and Haile Selassie was removed from the throne and replaced by the king of Italy, Victor Emmanuel. Somaliland, Eritrea and Abyssinia were all united under the name Italian East Africa. Mussolini turned to the man he had considered a "silly little monkey" when they had first met. Hitler and Nazi Germany. Hitler extended an inviation for Mussolini to visit Germany. Over the talks, Hitler did most of the talking. He asked for Italy's help to distract France and England but did not require Italy to attack across France's border.

Who is getnetabebe in Ethiopia?

getnetabebe is ethiopia patriot more or less throughpeaceful way now he post on cnn freedom figheter group for equalyshare in history in ethiopia.

What country was once known as Abyssinia?

Abyssinia was once the name of the region on the Horn of Africa that is now the northern half of the countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Abyssinia was the Arabic name adopted by the West for the Ethiopian Empire, which reigned from the Twelfth Century to the fall of the monarchy in 1975.

What was Mussolini's aim of acquiring Abyssinia?

He wanted to set up a new colony where, where the surplus of the Italian population could settle in and develop the resources of that land: a revival of the ancient Roman colonization, like already did , though in a smaller scale with Libya.