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How Ethiopia Beat Colonialism | The Life & Times of Menelik II

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But even before Italy got served at the Battle of Adwa, Menelik was a busy guy. Did anyone else know Ethiopia had its own Warring States period (Era of Princes / Zemene Mesafint)? Because I certainly didn’t. And the fact that Tewodros did the initial unifying, was briefly succeeded by Yohanes IV, and only then Menelik took charge, I feel like Menelik’s basically the Ethiopian version of Tokugawa Ieyasu. And what’s up with this whole Solomonic dynasty?

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