#Ethiopia alone had successfully defended its independence 👍✌ #colonization #italians #highdefense

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The country of Ethiopia is located in eastern Africa. The nation shares its borders with Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, the Sudans to the west and Kenya to the south. Between 1881 and 1914, an invasion and occupation of Africa by European countries resulted in a mass colonization of most African countries. This invasion is referred to as the “Scramble for Africa.” By 1914, 90 percent of Africa was colonized, compared to 10 percent in 1870.

Ethiopia, known as Abyssinia at the time, was invaded by Italy twice but their efforts to colonize the country were unsuccessful and Abyssinia, or Ethiopia, remained independent. Ethiopia was able to resist the rule of Italians because of their able leader, Menelik II. He was able to lead the Ethiopian army to fight the Italians during the Battle of Adwa.

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