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Ethiopian Empire
Ethiopiamap
Leader
Haile Selassie I
Capital
Addis Ababa
Religion
Oriental Orthodoxy
Culture
Semitic
Traits
Charismatic, Philosophical
Map Labels Language
African
Magical Girl
Zewditu I
Ethiopia led by Haile Selassie is a civilization available in vanilla Civilization 5. It requires the Gods and Kings or Brave New World expansion pack.

Overview

Ethiopia

Home to ancient empires dating back to the waning centuries of the first millennium BC, Ethiopia has a storied history driven by the rule of great kings and emperors. As one of the few African nations to avoid the colonial ambitions of Europe, Ethiopia maintained its sovereignty well into the 20th century, remaining independent until the invasion of Italian forces led by Mussolini in 1935. It was during this period that noted Emperor Haile Selassie brought Ethiopia to the forefront of global affairs, as his nation endured the conflicts of World War II, and he strove to set Ethiopia on a path of modernization and progressive reform.

Haile Selassie

Known as the "Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah," "King of Kings," and "Elect of God," Haile Selassie ruled Ethiopia as emperor for nearly 40 years in the 20th century. Born as Lij Tafari Makonnen in 1892, the man who came to be known as Haile Selassie spent his life serving the interests of Ethiopia and bringing his nation to the forefront of African politics. Best known for reforming the ancient feudal practices of Ethiopia through his attempts at modernizing the nation, Haile Selassie worked tirelessly to gain international recognition for Ethiopia on the world stage. His legacy in global politics has been surpassed only by his role as the messiah of the Rastafari religion, among whose followers he is venerated as the god who will lead the Rastas back to their homeland of Ethiopia.

Dawn of Man

Blessings be upon you, honorable and righteous Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie. Your legacy as one of Ethiopia's greatest rulers, and as the spiritual leader to the Rastafarian movement, is outshone only by the influence you had on diplomacy and political cooperation throughout the world. In introducing Ethiopia's first written constitution, you planted the seeds of democracy that would take root over the coming years, and your infinitely wise grasp of global affairs secured Ethiopia's place as a charter member of the United Nations. Spearheading efforts to reform and modernize the nation during your reign, you changed the course of Ethiopian history forever.

Revered king, your composed demeanor once protected the people from the many conflicts that plague the nations of men, and the kingdom looks to you to assure peace once again. Will you lead the people with courage and authority, moving forward into a new age? Will you build a civilization that stands the test of time?

Introduction: A thousand welcomes to our fair nation. I am Haile Selassie, the Ras Tafari Makonnen and Emperor of Ethiopia, your humble servant.

Defeat: Today, God and history will remember your action. You are ready to do wrongful judgment.

Unique Attributes

Ethiopia (Haile Selassie)
Haileselassie

Art by Firaxis

Spirit of Adwa

+20% Strength Combat Strength vs units belonging to civilizations with more cities than you.

Mehalsefari

Art by Firaxis

Mehal Sefari (Rifleman)
  • Has a combat bonus when near the Capital Capital (max 30%)
  • Starts with the Drill I promotion
Stele

Art by Firaxis

Stele (Monument)
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith
City List
  1. Addis Ababa
  2. Harar
  3. Adwa
  4. Lalibela
  5. Gondar
  6. Axum
  7. Dire Dawa
  8. Bahir Dar
  9. Adama
  10. Mek'ele
  11. Awasa
  12. Jimma
  13. Jijiga
  14. Dessie
  15. Debre Berhan
  16. Shashamane
  17. Debre Zeyit
  18. Sodo
  19. Hosaena
  20. Nekemte
  21. Asella
  22. Dila
  23. Adigrat
  24. Debre Markos
  25. Kombolcha
  26. Debre Tabor
  27. Sebeta
  28. Shire
  29. Ambo
  30. Negele Arsi
  31. Gambela
  32. Ziway
  33. Weldiya
Spy List
  • Mulu Ken
  • Wendimu
  • Li'ol
  • Demeke
  • Mulu Alem
  • Abebech
  • Zema
  • Mihret
  • Kebedech
  • Alemnesh

Strategy

Ethiopia

Music

Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support

Events and Decisions

Mint Aksumite coinage

Our empire grows in power by the day, and its trade connections bring it wealth and exotic items. To confirm our sovereignty and prestige, we should order the minting of our own coin.

Requirement/Restrictions:

  • Player must be Ethiopia
  • Must have Steles in all cities
  • Must have researched Currency
  • May only be enacted once per game

Costs:

  • 150 CultureIcon Culture
  • Magistrates Magistrates

Rewards:

  • +2 Gold Gold from all your Trade Routes
  • The Palace generates +2 Gold Gold

Establish the Solomonic Dynasty

Scholars and men of faith at our court have concluded that our royalty comes from an unbroken line of rulers and descends directly from the great King Solomon himself. Surely this is a sign of favour of the Heavens! We should assume the title of the Conquering Lion of Judah to commemorate our great ancestor and to reinvigorate faith among our people.

Requirement/Restrictions:

  • Player must be Ethiopia
  • Must have researched Theology
  • May only be enacted once per game

Costs:

  • 400 FaithIcon Faith
  • Magistrates Magistrates

Rewards:

  • Missionaries may spread religion an extra time

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now drinking your coffee and wearing dreadlocks. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

List of Cities

City List
  1. Addis Ababa
  2. Harar
  3. Adwa
  4. Lalibela
  5. Gondar
  6. Axum
  7. Dire Dawa
  8. Bahir Dar
  9. Adama
  10. Mek'ele
  11. Awasa
  12. Jimma
  13. Jijiga
  14. Dessie
  15. Debre Berhan
  16. Shashamane
  17. Debre Zeyit
  18. Sodo
  19. Hosaena
  20. Nekemte
  21. Asella
  22. Dila
  23. Adigrat
  24. Debre Markos
  25. Kombolcha
  26. Debre Tabor
  27. Sebeta
  28. Shire
  29. Ambo
  30. Negele Arsi
  31. Gambela
  32. Ziway
  33. Weldiya
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