Ethiopia (Africa - Continent in the Balance Series)

Ethiopia (Africa - Continent in the Balance Series)

by Jim Corrigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590848187

ISBN-13: 9781590848180

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers

Ethiopia, unlike most African countries, remained mostly free from European colonial influence. This landlocked country in East Africa had been the site of a powerful ancient kingdom, which was overthrown by a military coup in 1974. A socialist government was established, under which millions of Ethiopians starved during the famines of the 1970s and 1980s. Rebel

Overview

Ethiopia, unlike most African countries, remained mostly free from European colonial influence. This landlocked country in East Africa had been the site of a powerful ancient kingdom, which was overthrown by a military coup in 1974. A socialist government was established, under which millions of Ethiopians starved during the famines of the 1970s and 1980s. Rebel groups initiated a civil war and overthrew the government in 1991. Since the end of the civil war Ethiopia has made some progress. The country adopted a new constitution in 1994 and held democratic elections the next year. However, the fighting devastated the economy, and Ethiopia remains one of the poorest countries in Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590848180
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Africa - Continent in the Balance Series
Pages:
79
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Misunderstood Nation11
A Long and Turbulent History19
A Young Democracy31
An Economy in Transition39
Diversity and Tradition49
Villages, Towns, and Cities59
A Calendar of Ethiopian Festivals66
Recipes68
Glossary70
Project and Report Ideas72
Chronology74
Further Reading/Internet Resources76
For More Information77
Index78

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