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Ethiopia The Making of Modern Ethiopia
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Seventeenth-century painting depicting Saint George and the dragon, in the church of Debre Birhan Selassie in Gonder.
    Courtesy United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (R. Garraud)

    After the mid-nineteenth century, the different regions of the Gonder state were gradually reintegrated to form the nucleus of a modern state by strong monarchs such as Tewodros II, Yohannis IV, and Menelik II, who resisted the gradual expansion of European control in the Red Sea area and at the same time staved off a number of other challenges to the integrity of the reunited kingdom.

    Data as of 1991

    NOTE: The information regarding Ethiopia on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ethiopia The Making of Modern Ethiopia information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ethiopia The Making of Modern Ethiopia should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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