From Bullets to Bailouts: Ethiopia's Troubled Course to Democracy

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In 1974 Ethiopia underwent a revolution, changing, in a relatively bloodless coup, from an imperial to a Marxist state. The new regime's repressive policies failed, however, bringing on its overthrow - and calls for popular government. But Ethiopia has found the road to democracy a rocky one, with regional elections in 1992 actually perpetuating a system of single party rule.