First off since Ethiopia was a hellscape of violence during the Derg's regime spending most of their resources on crushing rival communist factions, ethnic separatists, and Somalis. What if first, the Derg made compromises with other communist factions to avoid becoming the hellscape Ethiopia was when it was communist.
Next of course for rapid industrialization, you need many well-educated people which Ethiopia simply did not have. So, China, North Korea, and every country in the Warsaw pact donate a dozen educated people each to work for Ethiopia's communist party, in exchange. Ethiopia gives each of these countries 0.00025% of their 1988 GDP. A long with 0.00025% of their GDP at the end of every subsequent year that they remain communist.
Another thing is idk if they had enough natural gas to supply this industrialization (ik they definitely don't have enough oil or coal) Maybe they can start the renaissance damn, or a smaller version of it that could be completed in 1987 (ofc this would mean donating water to Egypt later down the line to prevent a war) or maybe make many (possibly DIY) solar panels
Post by simon darkshade on Jun 8, 2022 18:06:07 GMT
1988 GDP was $10.91 billion U.S, so 10.91 million USD. Why are they paying 9 separate countries $98 million every year for advisors when the Soviets had more and sent more than that without the annualised payment?
Furthermore, they did have their own universities and PhD programmes as of 1987. They also had factories and industry. They weren’t Umboto Gorge.
1988 is not an advantageous time to start trying to ape the Soviets in the 1930s, given what happens the next year.
Could they industrialise more? Yes. Foreign technical expertise could address the bottleneck, but 108 men is too little, too late.
Post by simon darkshade on Jun 9, 2022 11:41:01 GMT
It doesn’t matter if they formed a national dancing group. The reasons for the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the collapse of the Soviet Union were not changeable based on what happens in Ethiopia.
If the Derg do some things differently internally, there will some small internal alterations, but not a sea change.