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Addis Ababa

Government type:
Solomonic Dynasty


Ethiopia is a minor nation in East Africa, It is bordered by Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom to the northeast and east, Flag of France France on the north a bit, and Flag of Italy Italy on the northwest and east. It is not weak, but is one of the most difficult nations to play as.

Historical Background

Ethiopia was attacked by Flag of Italy Italy in 1935, leading to the Second Italo-Abyssinian War (Ethiopia had previously repelled an Italian attack in 1895-1896 during the First Italo-Abyssinian War) which ended with an Italian victory and the annexation of Ethiopia into Italian East Africa. Ethiopia remained under Italian control until 1940 when the Allies launched the East African campaign, which Ethiopian participated in, resulting in an Allied victory and the Allied capture of Italian East Africa in 1941, allowing Ethiopia to effectively restore its independence. Ethiopia's independence was formally restored in the Paris Peace Treaty in 1947.

National Focus

Ethiopia uses the common generic focus tree which covers five areas: Army, Aviation, Navy, Industry, and Politics.


As a Non-Alligned country, Ethiopia has a positive relationship with other Non-Alligned countries (+20 and +10) and a negative relationship with everyone else (-10). Ethiopia begins without any alliances at the start of 1936.



The nation starts with the following laws:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 35% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
  • -40% Fuel Gain per Oil
  • -25% Fuel Capacity
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • +5% Research speed
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed
  • +20% Civilian intelligence to others
  • +10% Navy intelligence to others

Political Advisors

Advisor Type Effect Cost
Bedjironde Tekle Hawariate Prince of Terror
  • Effect of partisans on us -25%
  • Foreign subversive activities efficiency -30%
  • Non-core Manpower +2%
150 Political power.png
Ras Imru Haile Selassie Captain of Industry
  • Civilian Factory construction speed +10%
  • Infrastructure construction speed +10%
  • Refinery construction speed +10%
150 Political power.png
Makonnen Endelkatchew Smooth-Talking Charmer Trade deal opinion factor +10% 150 Political power.png
Berhanu Makonnen Communist Revolutionary Daily Communism Support: +0.1, gets event "Communism on the Rise" 150 Political power.png
Blatta Zawde Belanieh Democratic Reformer Daily Democracy Support: +0.1, gets event "Move towards Democracy" 150 Political power.png
Haile Selassie Gugsa Fascist Demagogue Daily Fascism Support: +0.1, gets event "Fascism on the Rise" 150 Political power.png

Political Parties

Ethiopia starts as a neutralityNon-Alligned nation.

Party Name Party Ideology Party Leader Popularity Country Name
Democratic democracyDemocratic Fitawrari Yeebio Woldai 0% Wyoane Rebellion
Communist communism Communist Haile Melekot 0% Communist
Fascist fascism Fascist Geteye Wossen 0% Fascist
Non-Aligned neutrality Non-Aligned Haile Selassie 100% Solomonic Dynasty



Ethiopia controls a single state containing 20 provinces. It has 1 airbase, no naval bases, low infrastructure (level 2) and the following buildings:

2 Military factoryMilitary Factories 0 Naval dockyardNaval Dockyard 2 Civilian factoryCivilian Factories

The state has 0 free factory slots.


Ethiopia starts with the following resources:

Oil.png Oil Rubber.png Rubber Steel.png Steel Aluminum.png Aluminium Tungsten.png Tungsten Chromium.png Chromium
0 1 -4 0 0 0



12Infantry.pngInfantry Divisions 0Cavalry.pngCavalry Division 1Mountaineers.pngMountaineer Division 0Light tank.pngLight Tank Divisions

Total: 13 Divisions


No No Ships

Total: 0 Ships

Air Force

No No Fighters

Total: 0 Planes

Strategies and Guides

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