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.
: 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
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