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There is no understanding to modern Ethiopia without a grasp of Haile Sellassies life Sellassie would prove to be one of Ethiopias most noble leaders He pushed education for his people He made a valiant effort to drag Ethiopia out of its stagnant state of unpaved roads minimal schools very little education and views on international affairs He looked and carried himself like a king The Ethiopian Emperor traditionally took the title of King of King Lion of the Tribe of Judah as a title He was also believed to be a descendent from the line of David by Solomon The old Ethiopian legend of Kebra Hegast tells the story of the Queen of Shebas visit to Solomons mighty kingdom to learn the secrets of being a great leader While in his kingdom the Queen Sheba bore Solomon a son to which Solomon gave a jeweled ring to prove his descent from the seed of David The Queen of Sheba returned to her land in then Southern Ethiopia what is today Somalia with her son to continue to rule the landGorham 1966Haile Selassie was born as Tafari Makonnen on July 23 1892 His mother died when he was two years of age Shortly after his country was in war with the Italians It was at this war that Tafaris father Ras Makonnen fought next to Emperor Menelik the emperor of Ethiopia at that time The Emperor swore their relationship hoping that he would pass the throne to Ras Makonnen when Meneliks time had comeRas Makonnen wanted a good education for his son Ras Tafari Ras is an Ethiopian title given to people of royal blood Fortunately Mokonnen saw to his sons education early because in 1906 he became sick and soon after died He left the fourteen-year-old son Tafari to be raised in the house of Meneik The Emperor anxious to see Ras Tafari live up to his fathers stature and take the throne when
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