Ethiopia's hammer and sickle past – Deutsche Welle

by Zelalem

Revolutionary zeal

Ethiopia also faced rebels seeking Eritrean independence in the north. Desperate for weapons, Mengistu Haile Mariam, the Derg’s leader, embraced Marxist-Leninist ideology to keep Moscow happy. Ethiopia’s growing military muscle marched through Addis Ababa’s Revolution Square. But Ethiopians tired of communist rhetoric, disagreed over how the revolution should proceed. Bloodshed followed.

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