Italian Somaliland


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Italian Somaliland

A former Italian colony of eastern Africa comprising the eastern and southern portions of present-day Somalia. In 1960 Italian Somaliland was combined with British Somaliland to form Somalia.

Italian Somaliland

n
(Placename) a former Italian colony in E Africa, united with British Somaliland in 1960 to form the independent republic of Somalia

Ital′ian Soma′liland


n.
a former Italian colony in E Africa: now part of Somalia.
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Somalia never really stabilized for any great period of time following the unification of Italian Somaliland and British Somaliland in to form the Somali Republic on July 1, 1960.
Caption: Somali Week in Minneapolis celebrates the creation of Somalia from the former Italian Somaliland with the former British Somaliland on July 1,1960.
Italian Somaliland: Before the conquest of Italian Somaliland by the British in 1941/1942, the qat habit had been virtually unknown in eastern and southern Somalia.
Despite their different colonial pasts, upon independence in 1960 British and Italian Somaliland 're-unified' to become the Republic of Somalia.
He fought against the Italians in Italian Somaliland and Ethiopia.
7) Strategically, the war led to the consolidation of Abyssinia, Eritrea, and Italian Somaliland into the single entity of Africa Orientale Italiana (AOI), continuing a downward spiral in Italian relations with Great Britain and France and setting the stage for the fighting in the East African Theater between Italian and Allied forces during World War II.
on June 26, 1960, and Italian Somaliland, which became independent from the Italian-administered UN trusteeship on July 1, 1960, to form the Somali Republic).
1) At independence, Somalia--officially the Somali Republic after the union of former British Somaliland in the North and former Italian Somaliland in the South (2)--was regarded as one of the least likely African countries to fall into the category of a "failed state.
World War II involved most of the world, including French Indochina (now Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia), British and Italian Somaliland (now Somalia), and French North Africa (now Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
For 20 years, ever since we re-established our independence -- we had voluntarily joined with Italian Somaliland to form Somalia in 1960 -- the international community has closed its eyes to the successful democracy that we have built.
For 20 years, ever since we re-established our independence - we had voluntarily joined with Italian Somaliland to form Somalia in 1960 - the international community has closed its eyes to the successful democracy that we have built.
In crafting the 1947 peace treaty with Italy after the war, no agreement was reached on its colonies, save that Italy renounced sovereignty over them - Libya, Eritrea and Italian Somaliland.

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