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How did Ethiopia lose the Eritrean War of Independence?

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It took the Eritreans 30 years to defeat the then Ethiopian Army. How did they manage it? In short the key factor initially was geography….place called Nakfa. The Ethiopian Army tried to wipe out Eritrean resistance or push them out of the country several times. read more

The Eritrean War of Independence was a conflict fought between the Ethiopian government and Eritrean separatists, both before and during the Ethiopian Civil War. The war started when Eritrea's autonomy within Ethiopia, where troops were already stationed, was revoked. read more

Ethiopia and Eritrea: 1945-1974: During the first half of the century, with the Italians in possession of Eritrea, Ethiopia has been landlocked. The defeat of Italy in World War II gives Haile Selassie the chance to redress this deficiency. read more

At the end of the war, Ethiopia held all of the disputed territory and had advanced into Eritrea. After the war ended, the Eritrea–Ethiopia Boundary Commission, a body founded by the UN, established that Badme, the disputed territory at the heart of the conflict, belongs to Eritrea. read more

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