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The introduction of Christianity created a unique African Church that has provided a sense of cultural and national identity to Ethiopia. Explanation: The Tewahedo Orthodox Church of Ethiopia though related to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt is unique to Ethiopia. The Church is deeply rooted in the history, social life, and ethics of the nation. The belief in Ethiopia is that the royal line of the nation is descended from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. This belief is supported by the existence of a large Jewish practicing part of the population especially in the Northwest. Since the fall of the royal line, the advent of a socialistic government, and the rise of a more radical form of Islam the Israeli government has actively sought to expatriate this Jewish population. The Story is also supported by references in the Old Testament. The introduction of Christianity created a strong cultural identity in Ethiopia. The Orthodox faith of Ethiopia is unique to that country, not dependent on outside influences,and has long held the nation together. More than 50% of the nation still practices the Orthodox faith in spite of the challenges to the traditional religion due to the introduction of the Catholic faith in the 16th century, Western evangelical missionaries, Socialistic governments, and radical Islam.