What I think is that Selassie-I was trying to bring the modern world to an empire that was still in many ways Medieval. It wasn't just commies HIM have to worry about, but elements in his own ruling class, stuck in the past, and reactionary to the max. The challenges were so complex. To say 'he starved his people' is just way too simple to think about it. It is not a small thing that Ethiopia alone resisted colonization, and foolish to think ones did not want to make Ethiopia suffer for it. Look how in this hemisphere how Jamaica, and especially Haiti, have suffered for fighting the Europeans. It is good to read history and look into these things. Don't give up, Lion! The more you read the more you see into the Greatness of Selassie-I. Many attempts have been made to diminish HIM and throw dirt, but ultimately none will stick.
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