- May 1, 2001
Yeah, sometimes defeats are more important for a countries development than victories. I.E. The Alamo. Other times losing a war turns out for the best; what would have happened if the Kings of England won the 100 years war, leaving England the smaller half of a combined monarchy?I was wondering how you managed to hold back Egypt as Ethiopia, it's always good to see defeats and failures in a history-book (or a travel pamphlet, in this case) AAR.
I imagine the Battle of Ayshal as being somewhat like Commodore Perry forcibly opening up Japan; a sudden shocking demonstration of how vulnerable the Empire was. Like Japan, Ethiopia was spurred into dramatic change as a means of self-preservation.
In any case, I'm working on the second half of the story.