Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, was a country located in the Horn of Africa. It occupied a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometers, and its capital and largest city was Addis Ababa.
Some of the oldest evidence of modern humans is found in Ethiopia, which is widely considered the region from which Homo sapiens first set out for the Middle East and points beyond. Tracing its roots to the 2nd millennium BCE, Ethiopia was a monarchy for most of its history.
Ethiopia was the only African country to defeat a European colonial power and retain its sovereignty as an independent country. It was the first independent African member of the 20th-century CE League of Nations and the UN. In 1974 CE, power fell to a communist military junta known as the Derg, backed by the Soviet Union, until it was defeated by the EPRDF in 1991 CE. They remained in power until Terra's WWIII and the formation of United Earth.
Ethiopia is the origin of the coffee bean and this bean variety is still highly desired by connoisseurs.