1858 - 1860
Well, I can see that Ethiopia has about 6,000 men under arms and...GLEE! I was just going to humiliate them, but we can get a full on COLONY out of this!
Just to be safe, I sent another division into Ethiopia.
And then a third one, pushing the invasion force to 18,000.
Which prompts the Ethiopian Army to abandon its well thought out defensive plan of "sitting around playing cards" and instead switch tactics to "kill the invaders with guns, or in our case pointy sticks since all we have are 6,000 irregulars."
Really, neither strategy was particularly effective.
So we got our first colony. All Hail King Radama, ruler of the Empire of Madagascar!
And now that we are a Colonial Powerhouse, just like our Westernized Idols, we get to engage in the great Western Passtime of killing unruly natives with guns!
How very proper!