Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to the Ethiopian commemoration of the Battle of Adwa. A history changing event that shocked the world to its core. At the time of the Battle of Adwa, the African continent was nearly colonized at every angle. due to to the “Scramble for Africa“. The only two countries that hadn’t been colonized by European countries were Ethiopia & Liberia. But even with all of this in the forefront, Ethiopia had defended itself well against Italian forces; saving the whole of Africa from total colonization.
The valiance of the Ethiopian people, in defense of their country, became a phenomenal example of unity, belief, heritage, & pride. The Ethiopian people; men, women, & children, in some cases, banded together the banner of the Ethiopian flag: red, gold, & green to put aside their differences in ethnic origin, tribe, religion etc., to secure a future that would include all of them, on their own land.
The Treaty of Addis Ababa, formally brought an end to the First Italo-Ethiopian War, (in which the Battle of Adwa, was the pinnacle) whereas Italy officially recognized Ethiopia as a independant and sovereign state. This treaty has been said to be a secret agreement, for more than scholars’ obvious reasons as Italy would eventually attempt to colonize Ethiopia again, in the coming Second Italo-Ethiopian War.
[Treaty of Addis; Oct. 23. 1896]
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3 responses to “Battle of Adwa (አድዋ) – 1st of March 1896”
Did emperor Haile Selassie the first present during the war.
On Fri, Mar 1, 2019, 9:42 PM Ras Tafari Renaissance wrote:
> Lidj Yefdi posted: “Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties > Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw, Ras Tafari Renaissance > writes to give perspective to the Ethiopian commemoration of the Battle of > Adwa. A history changing event that shocked” >
Not this war (Battle of Adwa)…this war was in 1896 – Haile Selassie I would’ve only been 4 years old, at that time.
I’m guessing you’re saying was Haile Selassie present during the second Italo-Ethiopian War?…Many people will say he wasn’t (even some Ethiopians and many Eritreans) but, that is completely false. He was present nearly until the announced occupation of the Italian-Fascists regime in Ethiopia. He only left the country, going into exile at the behest of his own military leadership.