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  Somalia
Institutions
 President   
  Prime Minister  Mohamed Hussein Roble 0 20 +100.00%
Regions
 Awdal   
 Bakool   
 Banaadir   
 Bari   
 Bay   
 Galguduud   
 Gedo   
 Hiiraan   
 Jubbada Dhexe   
 Jubbada Hoose   
 Mudug   
 Nugaal   
 Sanaag   
 Shabeellaha Dhexe   
 Shabeellaha Hoose   
 Sool   
 Togdheer   
 Woqooyi Galbeed   
Parliament
 House of the People   
 Senate   
Breakaway State
 Awdalland   
 Jubaland   
 Khatumo State of Somaliland    
 Puntland State of Somalia    
 Republic of Somaliland   


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Djibouti  
Ethiopia  
Kenya  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Arabian Sea  
Gulf of Aden  
Indian Ocean  

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Parents  
Established July 01, 1960
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedBojicat August 26, 2019 06:30pm
Description A one-time base of Dervish zealotry, the Republic of Somalia was sown by the federation of an Italian colony (Italian Somaliland) and a British protectorate (British Somaliland) on July 1, 1960.

Thirty-one years of autocracy later, a once promising nation gave way to our present-day Somalia; a chaotic, burned out, liquid slag of a country, besieged by breakaway states, self-declared independent republics, periodic foreign invasions, brutal militias and a heaving, havoc-making, barbarous militancy stretching beyond its borders.

The main government, the Federal Republic of Somalia, claims jurisdiction over almost all of Somalia, but in reality, controls only its capital, Mogadishu, and a scatter of army bases within its Outland protected by strung out, ineffective African Union forces.

Its South is managed by a Kenyan-financed puppet state called Jubaland. Its North is divided up between four "independent" breakaway provinces preying on each other's turf. Its coasts are inundated with harbor gangsters and pirates. Its center is a no-go no-man's-land of depravity and desolation terrorized by a wild and especially vicious jihadist group, the Al-Shabaab.

Little has improved over the last decade, despite many disaster-laden, multi-nation attempts. A country born of despair within which Perses, the Titan god of destruction, has been given free reign to roam it.

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Jul 20, 2018 01:00pm General When is a nation not a nation? Somaliland’s dream of independence  Article IndyGeorgia 
Dec 23, 2015 12:00pm News Somali government bans Christmas celebrations  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 07, 2013 09:00pm News Gay Somali refugees face death threats   Article Penguin 
Apr 29, 2013 11:25am News 260,000 died in 2011 Somali famine  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 23, 2011 05:00am News Harvard-Educated Technocrat Chosen as Somalia Premier  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 24, 2010 10:00pm News Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants storm Mogadishu hotel, kill at least 33  Article ArmyDem 

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