Known as the conquering lion of the tribe of Judah, King of Kings and Elect of God, Emperor Haile Selassie ruled Ethiopia nearly forty years. Haile Selassie was born as Tafari Makonnen in 1892 from the father of Ras Makonnen the Governor of Harar and from his mother Yeshimebet Ali in Ejersa Goro of the eastern region of Ethiopia. Haile Selassie was known for his effort to modernize his country and his ambition of transferring the monarch system to modern political system. Haile Selassie is also known for his contribution in Ethiopia to gain international political and economic as well as his desire for Africans voice for independence from European colonialism.
After his coronation, Haile Selassie was instrumental in the introduction of the first written constitution of Ethiopia.
After the Italian second defeat, Haile Selassie led Ethiopia by the vision of modernization and advancement of his people live. Emperor Haile Selassie established modern schools, universities, and military, naval, air force and police academies. He even donated one of his palaces to the first university in the country: Haile Selassie I University. He supervised the opening of transport, health, and recreational, financial institutions comparable to the institutions of the modern world. He also sent his people abroad for a higher education. In 1935, the Italian regime back to Ethiopia with the vengeance attitude of their defeat by Emperor Menelik II and declared war against Ethiopia. That moment has highlighted Haile Selassie's fame. He pleaded his case in front of the League of Nation that was biased against Africans. Unfortunately, the Italian invasion led him to exile and spent miserable five years. After the breakout of World War II in 1939, Haile Selassie returned to his country.
Haile Selassie also pushed for league of nation approval of Ethiopia a membership and defended Ethiopia's sovereignty on international stages. By this time, the fame widened around the world. Because of his fame, Emperor Haile Selassie...