History UsefulNotes / Somalia

14th Jun '18 4:20:28 AM Wariolander
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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".

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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a East African desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".



* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government (a record for East Africa) and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.
13th Jun '18 3:11:25 AM Wariolander
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Noteworthy for both playing the trope {{We Are Struggling Together}} straight and subverting it at the same time, as the country has been wracked with civil war for decades, but the rival factions have temporarily united to drive out foreign groups sent to restore order (such as the American-led United Nations mission in the 1990s and the Ethiopian intervention in 2006-2008) before resuming fighting among themselves. At the moment (2011), the African Union is trying to stabilize the situation, but as with previous occupations can barely manage to keep the capital intact and watch as the chaos continues everywhere else.

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Noteworthy for both playing the trope {{We Are Struggling Together}} straight and subverting it at the same time, as the country has been wracked with civil war for decades, but the rival factions have temporarily united to drive out foreign groups sent to restore order (such as the American-led United Nations UsefulNotes/UnitedNations mission in the 1990s and the Ethiopian intervention in 2006-2008) before resuming fighting among themselves. At the moment (2011), the African Union is trying to stabilize the situation, but as with previous occupations can barely manage to keep the capital intact and watch as the chaos continues everywhere else.
10th Jun '18 4:05:39 AM Wariolander
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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a East African desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".

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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a East African desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".



* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government (a record for East Africa) and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government (a record for East Africa) and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.
7th Jun '18 7:51:47 PM Wariolander
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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".

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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a East African desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".



* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government (a record for East Africa) and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.
1st Jun '18 4:34:56 AM Wariolander
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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a East African desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".

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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a East African desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".



* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government (a record for East Africa) and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government (a record for East Africa) and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.
31st May '18 7:18:59 PM Wariolander
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* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government (a record for East Africa) and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.
31st May '18 7:17:08 PM Wariolander
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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".

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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a East African desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".
29th May '18 1:59:13 PM Wariolander
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* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government (a record for East Africa) and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Somaliland}}: ''De facto'' independent country. Used to be ruled by the British, while the others were ruled by the Italians. It joined the Greater Somalia project, but has been duly regretting it since the civil war. A world apart from other regions of the country and undoubtedly the safest area, with a functional, unbroken democratic government (a record for East Africa) and a police force who has control over the entire territory, which is kind of a given, considering that they have been vying hard for independence (no one has yet to recognize them). One's chance of dying here is infinitely reduced, so tourists can actually ''enjoy'' what little piece of Somalia that is usually off limits to outsiders.
23rd May '18 3:57:58 AM Wariolander
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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a East African desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".

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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a East African desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".
15th May '18 7:43:48 PM Wariolander
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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".

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Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl''), officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia ('''Somali:''' ''Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya'', '''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya''), is a East African desert country at the Horn of Africa with a long, rich history. All you need to know about said history is that the country has been in a civil war since 1991, and it has all but destroyed the state's infrastructure. Fighting continues between various factions, and in January 2009 the Transitional Federal Government was sent into exile following the end of a war against Ethiopia, giving ''de facto'' control to the Islamist factions. Currently, the UN-backed government does not itself govern beyond the capital, Mogadishu. In other words, there are no traffic lights, no road maintenance, no postal service, and no police, unless you count the various local and foreign military groups assigned there to keep the peace. On the bright side, this means no taxes, so international businesses can import and export more cheaply. Not usually by boat, though, since there are [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]] all around the busier ports. It's the textbook example of a "failed state".
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