In most colonies, slavery (in the pre-industrial sense) was abolished. But instead, you had instead various systems of forced labor in place. This work, while not technically slavery, was often extremely bad.Reminds me of how Italy proclaimed itself the moral superior of Ethiopia in supposedly abolishing slavery and then was discovered awarding slaves to commanders as late as '41.
I wonder if Mussolini's protection of the jews is applied to the ethiopian ones too or if they are treated like the other colonial subjects
Things like that can become a vicious cycle:Ethiopian Jews are probably the best-treated amongst Ethiopians in the AOI colony, though I do wonder what their current status in Israel is as of late.
In OTL Korea and Taiwan had the same colonial overlord.Illustrates the contradictions of fascism.
African-nationalists could very well adopt their own form of antisemitism: that Jews were responsible for colonialism. Sadly, while it isn't fair to blame Israel, Israel has strongly colluded with numerous fascist regimes. While there are understandable reasons for this, you can't really blame a poor Ethiopian person for resenting a nation that helps keep him under the Italian heel.Things like that can become a vicious cycle:
After events in late WW2 non-Jewish natives start suspecting Jews of being Collaborators, egged on by anti-semites among them -> Jewish Ethiopians not wanting to be pogomed start looking to Italy for protection and collaborate as little as necessary to get protection -> Jewish actions are seen as "confirming their traitorous collaboration" and attitudes towards Jews harden -> Jewish Ethiopians decide they have nothing to loose by becoming Collaborators for real.
Yeah, but they can rightly call Israel out for its enablement of fascist excess.I don't doubt that post-colonial countries might go as Antisemtic but they would are effectively paraihs. Fortunately they are pretty unable to damage Israel even if there is still some Nazi and Baathist remnants hiding around the world.
"Comrades, isn't State Atheism fascist?"In the Winter of 1962, he took a leave of absence, walking through the streets that evening in aimless drift. Finally, he stopped at a local Orthodox Church mid-choir. He entered, looking so disheveled that no one recognized him as a leading member of the atheistic government. The priest gave a sermon talking about the value of perseverance and hope – the words striking Malenkov deeply. On that night, Malenkov became an Orthodox Christian. Though he continued his old job in the Communist Party without any sense of contradiction, he would kindle his faith and regularly attend services on a weekly basis alongside often awestruck and often terrified co-religionists. Suslov and Molotov, who considered Malenkov as threatening as a wet sock, teased and made fun of him but did not see it as serious enough to warrant dismissal. Malenkov was considered a link to the Stalin regime, a Party loyalist and too stupid to cause much mischief. For that reason, he was humored to stay in his post. If Malenkov had been purged, one can only imagine what the 1970s would have looked like for the Soviet Union.
So this is TTL version of Fortunate Son , Paint it Black and others ? The theme songs of "Ethiopian Flashback" imagesthe Heavy Metal of the early 1970s was actually seen as something that would encourage soldiers in the field of battle – it would form many a soundtrack to the nightmares of Italian soldiers in Ethiopia.