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Lion of Judah Event

Go to your University and enjoy 50% off on all of Haile Selassie’s University skills for a limited time! Upgrade the University for 25% cheaper during the event! (Event lasts from 15:00 UTC 11/20/2018 until 15:00 UTC 11/27/2018.)

Historical Description[]

As Ethiopia’s 225th and final emperor, Ras Tafari Makonnen took the name Haile Selassie to signify the Power of the Trinity. Marcus Garvey, a leader of the black nationalist movement, spoke of a prophecy that was said to have been fulfilled upon Selassie’s coronation - 'Look to Africa where a black king shall be crowned, he shall be the Redeemer'.

Haile Selassie left behind an immense legacy with his image as a dignified African ruler who was seen as an equal with other world leaders and the builder of modern Ethiopia. Selassie was dubbed the 'Lion of Judah', Selassie is at the center of the Rastafari religion, Whose members believe in his divine nature. Selassie brought Ethiopia into the League of Nations and promoted modernization by advocating for education, tourism, and theater. Selassie believed in Pan-Africanism and he persuaded fellow leaders to join the Organization of African Unity, the predecessor to the African Union, which is now Africa’s main political forum. In 1974, after growing increasingly authoritarian, he was overthrown and would die imprisoned in his palace the following year.

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