The Differences Between Ethiopia And Puerto Rico

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After reading and obtaining information about different countries that have dissimilar types of governments I came to the conclusion that I would discuss two countries that I would write about Ethiopia and Puerto Rico. Ethiopia which is a country ran by dictatorship is located in what is called the Eastern region of Africa, also known as the horn of Africa. Ethiopia shares that region with other countries like, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Somalia. In contrast, ran by democracy Puerto Rico is an island surrounded by smaller islands located near the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. By the end of this essay I would like for readers to have learned the history and political landscapes of both countries also recognize their differences and similarities. …show more content…
In 1855 Lij Kassa Hailu became emperor Tewodros II. After receiving that power he decided that he would improve his army and reunite and establish independent sovereign in the country. By doing this he removed lords from power and divided land amongst common folk and peasants. He expected his actions to be supported by other countries however, many princes and those with higher power disagreed with his decision. Angered by this Tewodros then imprisoned many British people and refused to set them free, this caused the expedition of the British army to Meqdala in 1869. In order to avoid being apprehended by British troops Tewodros killed himself and Tekle Giyorgis II took his place as emperor until 1871. The country is now running fairly smoothly up until about 1889 when Menelik II becomes emperor. He signed a treaty with Italy that stated the emperor in Ethiopia had the option to do business with Italy. In spite of this, after being translated in Italian Italy understood in their words that they now had control over Ethiopian territory. Instead of coming to a solution to solve the conflict caused by miscommunication Menelik destroyed the treaty igniting the fire that led to the first Italo-Ethiopian war. Ethiopia won the battle of Adwa and regained control over their country making it now an independent country …show more content…
There is no general-election. However there is a judicial, legislative, and executive branch. Their government is very involved in the economic activities in the country. With that being said, there should be more economic support from political leaders. Whomever the president of the United States of America is during that time has an enormous effect on Puerto Rico. Government overspending, congress changing laws, and skilled workers relocating to different countries plays and important role in the economic crisis Puerto Rico is suffering from today. Their debt went from an already $43.5 billion in 2006 to over $70 billion. I am almost certain that the debt has increased since nearly three years ago. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 increases prices on the island and makes goods produced in Puerto Rico passive compared to those coming from Caribbean nations that send goods on their own ships. .People with professional careers leave the country and come to American states in hopes of finding new jobs and maintaining steady income. I presume that the political landscape of Puerto Rico will continue to shift in a negative way. There is already a tremendous amount of damage done that will take years to

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