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  Imperial Ethiopia - Haile Selassie
Born Tafari Makonnen in 1891, Haile Selassie came to be identified inextricably with Ethiopia.
Haile Selassie ascended the throne in the era of polar exploration and slow communication.
Haile Selassie's greatest strength was as a builder of bridges --across rivers but also between cultures.
www.imperialethiopia.org /selassie.htm   (849 words)

  Haile Selassie - Encyclopedia.com
Haile Selassie was emperor from 1930 until he...
Haile Selassie funeral to be held 25 years late
One of the lesser-known of the 20th century's gangster-despots was Mengistu Haile Mariam, who ran Ethiopia as a Leninist-style "people's republic" from 1974 to 1991, complete with nationalization of industry and commerce, secret-police terror, mass killings of "class enemies," and famines brought on by forced collectivization of agriculture.(The Week)(Brief article)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-X-Selassie.html   (846 words)

  Ethiopian Treasures - Emperor Haile Selassie - The Ethiopian Revolution
Haile Selassie sent reinforcements and the Italians defeated the Ethiopian resistance at Maychew on March 31, 1936.
Haile Selassie did not live up to the reputations of Emperor Tewodros II, Emperor Yohannes IV and Menelik II who gave their life and died for their county in battle (except Menelik) against foreign invaders.
The Tigrayans were determined to unseat Haile Selassie as they held the view that he did not deserve to reclaim the throne for his desertion of his country and people while Ethiopia faced unforeseen occupation, killing and humiliation of its people by the Italian army.
www.ethiopiantreasures.toucansurf.com /pages/selassie.htm   (1071 words)

  Haile Selassie I - MSN Encarta
Haile Selassie I (1892-1975), the last emperor of Ethiopia (1930-1974) and the last in a series of rulers who according to Ethiopian tradition descended from the biblical Queen of Sheba and King Solomon.
Haile Selassie is the object of veneration in the Rastafari movement, which originated in Jamaica soon after his coronation as emperor.
Haile Selassie was the driving force behind improvements in health care, education, state finance, and the transportation network.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564421/Haile_Selassie_I.html   (730 words)

 Myths and Legends - Haile Selassie
Selassie's methods of asserting and achieving and maintaining power involved breeding an atmosphere of distrust and corruption, where government officials would inform on each other in a constant vying for power, each wanting to be noticed and promoted by the Emperor, as the financial rewards could be great.
Selassie knew what he was doing when he stuffed the money stolen from his subjects under his mattress and encouraged others in his employ to do likewise.
Haile Selassie was not God or a great reformer; but a callous, greedy, thieving autocrat, who should be remembered for the murdering leach that he was.
flag.blackened.net /af/org/issue48/haile.html   (1013 words)

Haile Selassie was born Tafari Makonnen in Ethiopia in 1892.
Selassie found his forces unmatched militarily and was shocked at the use of chemical weapons by Italy, and the lack of action taken by the League of Nations.
Selassie's major changes in form of the Ethiopian government promised huge reforms, and when these were realized to be slowly obtained, a coup d'état occurred in Addis Ababa in December 1960, while Selassie was abroad on one of his frequent diplomatic missions.
history.sandiego.edu /gen/text/selassie.html   (2110 words)

 Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia Summary
Emperor Haile Selassie I (Amharic: ኃይለ፡ሥላሴ, "Power of the Trinity") (born Lij Tafari Makonnen, July 23, 1892 – August 27, 1975) was de jure Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974 and de facto from 1916 to 1936 and 1941 to 1974 and is the religious symbol for God incarnate among the Rastafari movement.
Haile Selassie I was born Tafari Makonnen on July 23, 1892, in the village of Ejersa Goro, in the Harar province of Ethiopia, as Lij (literally "child", usually bestowed upon nobility).
Haile Selassie I had no role in organising or promoting the Rastafari movement which for many Rastas is seen as proof of his divinity in that he was no false prophet claiming to be God.
www.bookrags.com /Haile_Selassie_I_of_Ethiopia   (4969 words)

 raceandhistory.com - Haile Selassie
Haile Selassie's contribution in making his country known across the globe and projecting an image of civilization, power and dignity will be judged by History, as perhaps his biggest achievement.
Haile Selassie ruled Ethiopia for 45 years before he was overthrown by the Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1974.
Haile Selassie is one of the founding fathers of the OAU and is viewed by many as the figurehead of African independence, for his defiance against the Italian colonial invasion in the 1930s.
www.raceandhistory.com /historicalviews/HaileSelassie.htm   (708 words)

 Haile Selassie Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Haile Selassie (1892-1975) was an emperor of Ethiopia whose influence as an African leader far surpassed the confines of his country.
Haile Selassie was born on July 23, 1892, the son of Ras Makonnen, a cousin and confidant of Emperor Menilek II.
Haile Selassie's continued efforts to hold political balance between several major politicians and the recurrent frustration of many newly returned graduates, who still found few places in government, eventually led dissident elements to attempt a government coup in December 1960.
www.bookrags.com /biography/haile-selassie   (917 words)

The Haile Selassie I Foundation is proud to support the efforts of Sisters for Life, an organization dedicated to providing shelter for street children in Ethiopia and other African nations, by co-sponsoring its 5th Annual International Training and Development Conference in conjunction with the 34th Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference.....
The premise of the Haile Selassie I Foundation is the revival of the late Emperor’s charitable endeavors.
The Haile Selassie I Foundation was a co-sponsor of the three-day celebration of the 100 Years of Diplomatic and Cultural Relationships between the United States and Ethiopia.
www.haileselassiefund.org   (652 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Isaias Afewerki
Isaias was a member of one of the more influential Eritrean families during the rule of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.
Haile Selassie Haile Selassie (Power of Trinity) (July 23, 1892 – August 27, 1975) was the last Emperor (1930–1936; 1941–1974) of Ethiopia, and is a religious symbol in the Rastafarian movement.
Isaias Afewerki is recognized as the architect of the strategy that eventually allowed the EPLF to surpass and eliminate the ELF as the foremost liberation movement of Eritrea, while at the same time increasing the effectiveness of his group against the forces of Emperor Haile Selassie's and then the Derg regimes of Ethiopia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Isaias-Afewerki   (1499 words)

 Haile Selassie - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Haile Selassie preaching a message of hope to the world.
He was hailed as the Lion of Judah, although he was way beyond that in his own right.
Haile went on to become a world renowned long-distance runner and has largely renounced his previous chillin' philosophy, advocating daily 50 km runs and ice baths instead.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Haile_Selassie   (384 words)

 Haile Selassie Biography from Who2.com
Selassie was exiled in 1936, but restored to power in 1941 with the assistance of the Allies in World War II.
Extra credit: Haile Selassie, who claimed to be a direct descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, is the object of veneration in the religion of Rastafarianism (see also: Marcus Garvey)...
Selassie was also known as "The Lion of Judah" and "King of Kings"...
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 Haile Selassie — FactMonster.com
As a Coptic Christian, Tafari opposed Menelik's grandson and successor, Lij Yasu, who became a Muslim convert, and in 1916 compelled his deposition and established Menelik's daughter Zauditu as empress with himself as regent.
In 1928, Tafari was crowned king of Ethiopia, and in 1930, after the empress's mysterious death, he became emperor as Haile Selassie, claiming to be a direct descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
Haile Selassie was progressively stripped of his powers and finally, on Sept. 12, 1974, deposed.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/people/A0822368.html   (305 words)

 Haile Selassie
Emperor Haile Selassie ruled Ethiopia from 1892 to 1975.
In 1974, Selassie was overthrown by leftist army officers.
Haile Selassie's War: the Italian - Ethiopian Campaign 1935- 1941.
www.multied.com /Bio/people/Selassie.html   (117 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Rastafarianism
Emperor Haile Selassie (Power of the Trinity) I. This announcement was a monumental event that many fls in Africa and the Americas saw as the fulfillment of Garvey's prophecy years before.
Haile Selassie visited Jamaica on April 21, 1966, while the country was amid an ongoing national social crisis in which Rastas were perceived by the majority as a revolutionary threat that had to be defused.
The lion represents Haile Selassie I, the Conquering Lion of Judah.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/rast.html   (3950 words)

 Emperor Haile Selassie I, Part 1
Ras Makonnen's mother however was Woizero Tenagnework Sahle Selassie, daughter of King Sahle Selassie of Shewa, sister of King Haile Melekot of Shewa, and aunt to Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia.
On November 2nd, 1930, Haile Sellasie I was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia by the Coptic Archbishop, Abune Kyrillos at the Cathedral of St. George.
Emperor Haile Selassie began an agressive programme of modernization and centralization of the structure of the state.
www.angelfire.com /ny/ethiocrown/Haile.html   (7006 words)

 Editorial "THE FAILURE OF HAILE SELASSIE AS EMPEROR" by Marcus Garvey (Jamaica)
When the facts of history are written Haile Selassie of Abyssinia will go down as a great coward who ran away from his country to save his skin and left the millions of his countrymen to struggle through a terrible war that he brought upon them because of his political ignorance and his racial disloyalty.
We must admit that we glorified Haile Selassie when the war started, fought his battles to win international support, but we ever felt deep down in our hearts that he was a slave master.
Haile Selassie ought to realise this and abolish his foolish dream of being an Emperor of slaves and serfs and try to be an Emperor of noble men, and for him to be that he must himself be the noblest of them all.
www.jamaicans.com /culture/rasta/MarcusGarveyeditorial.shtml   (1352 words)

 Royalty.nu - African Royalty - Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia
Public opinion about Selassie is still very much divided, with some sharing the Ethiopian government's belief that he was a brutal dictator and others respecting his efforts to modernize the country and raise its stature in the eyes of the world.
Haile Selassie himself was Christian and not a Rastafarian.
Rasta: Emperor Haile Sellassie and the Rastafarians by Jah Ahkell.
www.royalty.nu /Africa/Ethiopia/Selassie.html   (1179 words)

 Tafari Makonnen--Haile Selassie
Emperor Haile was viewed as being progressive, and at only 38 years of age, he appealed to younger people.
On the 30 June 1936, Haile argued to the members that there were two choices -- "collective security or international lawlessness." As a result of his persuasiveness, the Soviet Union and the U.S.A. refused to recognize the Italian government's control of Ethiopia.
Haile would listen to the reports and show no emotion, so he did not influence the storyteller.
www.nathanielturner.com /tafarimakonnen.htm   (1108 words)

 The Crown Council of Ethiopia
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I was born as Lij Tafari Makonnen on July 23, 1892, in the town of Ejarsa Gora in the Harage Province, some 18 miles outside the city of Harar, Ethiopia.
During the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I in 1930, Prince Asfa Wossen was confirmed as Crown Prince and heir to the throne.
As well, although Rastafarians worship Emperor Haile Selassie, the offspring of the Emperor are not, in fact, “regarded as gods” by the Rastafarian movement, although Rastafarians have been particularly supportive of Prince Zere Yacob and the Imperial Family in exile.
www.ethiopiancrown.org /emperors.htm   (3584 words)

 Haile Selassie - susning.nu
Haile Selassie var Etiopiens kejsare år 1930 till år 1974 (regent från år 1916).
Selassie tvingades i landsflykt från år 1936 till år 1941 när det fascistiska Italien ockuperade Etiopien.
Efter flykten återupprättades Haile Selassie i så motto att han grävdes upp från sin plats under latrinen och placerades i sin pappas kusins gamla mausoleum.
www.susning.nu /Haile_Selassie   (260 words)

 Haile Selassie - Ask.com Web Search
Since the death of Emperor Ahma Selassie, son and successor of Emperor Haile Selassie, the Crown Council has embodied the leadership of the...
Haile Selassie, andquot;Appeal to the League of Nations,andquot; June 1936
A speech by Emperor Haile Selassie in June of 1936 in Geneva.
www.ask.com /web?o=8001&qsrc=6&l=dir&q=Haile+Selassie   (299 words)

 One Drop Books: Haile Selassie I Books
Chapters include The Emperors Secret, The Vision of Ras Makonnen, The Youth of Haile Selassie, Great Coronation, Daily Life of the Emperor, An Emperor Worships and 20 more.A complete, truthful and balanced view of His Majesty's life.
This is the epic history of the Italian invasion of Ethiopia and Haile Selassie's triumphant victory.
This Work is the Life of Haile Selassie I from his earthday up to the Italian invasion.
www.onedropbooks.com /newpages/selassie.html   (674 words)

 Historical Highlights
The charitable activities of Haile Selassie I Foundation were diverse and effective, however, due to the regime change in 1974, the Foundation’s properties were nationalized and it’s much needed welfare activities dissolved.
The legacy of the Haile Selassie I Welfare Foundation is the driving force behind the Haile Selassie I International Development Foundation.
It is the full intention the Haile Selassie I International Development Foundation to revitalize and continue the legacy of the late Emperor’s humanitarian work in his memory.
www.haileselassiefund.org /Historical_Highlights/historical_highlights.html   (718 words)

 ISOULJAHS - Haile Selassie I
Haile Selassie I caused a decree to be passed to abolish slavery in Ethiopia on 31 March 1924.
Haile Selassie I lead his country to victory in the war against Mussolini and his Fascist Army in 1935-36.
Haile Selassie I stood for all that was good in education, reform, and progress.
www.isouljahs.com /content.php?sectionid=916   (493 words)

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