British Somaliland


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British Somaliland

A former British protectorate of eastern Africa in present-day northwest Somalia on the Gulf of Aden. It was combined with Italian Somaliland in 1960 to form Somalia.

British Somaliland

n
(Placename) a former British protectorate (1884–1960) in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: united with Italian Somaliland in 1960 to form Somalia (or the Somali Republic); in 1991 the self-styled republic of Somaliland, covering the same area as the former British Somaliland, declared itself independent and continues to function largely as a separate entity, though without international recognition

Brit′ish Soma′liland


n.
a former British protectorate in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: now the N 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.
The last British governor of the protectorate said something similar "we are leaving British Somaliland but the friendship between here and the UK will flourish again" "one good turn deserves another" has never the case.
After the war she was involved with the Russian Civil War and in British Somaliland in 1920.
But British Somaliland had borders and was recognised.
30) Due to administrative differences, the British Somaliland Protectorate was granted independence from Great Britain on June 26, 1960, (31) while the Somalia Trusteeship became independent from Italy on July 1, 1960.
Somali Republic was a combination of British Somaliland and Italian Somalia.
The real prize, at least from the standpoint of Italy's initial war aims was British Somaliland.
The boundary between Ethiopia and British Somaliland was established in 1897 through treaty negotiations between British negotiators and King Menelik.
The Republic of Somalia, established in 1960, was formed by uniting two former colonies, British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland (see map, pp.
His analysis and even terminology do not deviate in any way from that presented in Lewis's 1950s British Somaliland.
With a sense of mounting crisis, Anthony Eden, the Lord Privy Seal, travelled to Rome in June 1935, offering the Italians control of the port of Zeila in British Somaliland and the sizeable Abyssinian region of Ogaden in return for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
Formerly a British protectorate called British Somaliland, the region merged with the south in 1960 to form Somalia.

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