History UsefulNotes / Somalia

12th Jun '16 10:12:44 PM 0nyx
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* The MoeAnthropomorphism of Somalia in ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' is a pirate. In his one-and-only appearance (to date), he is seen fighting Saudi Arabia, whom (thanks to Denmark's misunderstanding) is a ninja. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Have fun.]]

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* The MoeAnthropomorphism of Somalia in ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' movie ''Fishing Without Nets'' is a pirate. In his one-and-only appearance (to date), he is seen fighting Saudi Arabia, whom (thanks to Denmark's misunderstanding) is tragedy about a ninja. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Have fun.]]fisherman dragged into the ruthless world of piracy.
24th Mar '16 6:09:11 AM Benbeasted
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* The 2013 film ''Film/CaptainPhillips'', ([[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory allegedly]]) based on the real life hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates.

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* The 2013 film ''Film/CaptainPhillips'', ([[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory allegedly]]) based on the real life hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates.
19th Mar '16 8:48:18 PM Hylarn
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[[AC: The Somali flag]]

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/somalia_flag_1440.png

Bet you thought it was the Jolly Roger, huh? The white five-pointed star symbolizes the five areas dominated by the Somalis -- the British and Italian Somalilands (currently forming Somalia), Djibouti (once French Somaliland), Ogaden in UsefulNotes/{{Ethiopia}}, and the North Eastern Province in UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}}; the light blue field shares the same color as that of the United Nations, which was instrumental in granting Somalia legitimacy, though currently it symbolizes the Indian Ocean and the sky.



* The 2013 film ''Film/CaptainPhillips'', ([[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory allegedly]]) based on the real life hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates.

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[[AC: The Somali flag]]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/somalia_flag_1440.png
->Bet you thought it was the Jolly Roger, huh? The white five-pointed star symbolizes the five areas dominated by the Somalis -- the British and Italian Somalilands (currently forming Somalia), Djibouti (once French Somaliland), Ogaden in UsefulNotes/{{Ethiopia}}, and the North Eastern Province in UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}}; the light blue field shares the same color as that of the United Nations, which was instrumental in granting Somalia legitimacy, though currently it symbolizes the Indian Ocean and the sky.
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* The 2013 film ''Film/CaptainPhillips'', ([[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory allegedly]]) based on the real life hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates.

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[[AC: The Somali flag]]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/somalia_flag_1440.png
->Bet you thought it was the Jolly Roger, huh? The white five-pointed star symbolizes the five areas dominated by the Somalis -- the British and Italian Somalilands (currently forming Somalia), Djibouti (once French Somaliland), Ogaden in UsefulNotes/{{Ethiopia}}, and the North Eastern Province in UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}}; the light blue field shares the same color as that of the United Nations, which was instrumental in granting Somalia legitimacy, though currently it symbolizes the Indian Ocean and the sky.
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<<|UsefulNotes/{{Africa}}|>>
pirates.
6th Mar '16 10:03:05 AM DannWoolf
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* Somali Galbeed(Western Somalia)/Ogadeen is the "Somali Province" Of UsefulNotes/{{Ethiopia}} (it is not included in most "Somalia" maps, hence why Somalia looks like a 7). It is an historic and ethnic Somali region. It was handed over to the Ethiopians by the British. To say they are not being treated well by their new country is an understatement. Somalis from that region want to reunite with their brother and sisters to the east, and create a Greater Somalia.

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* Somali Galbeed(Western Galbeed (Western Somalia)/Ogadeen is the "Somali Province" Of UsefulNotes/{{Ethiopia}} (it is not included in most "Somalia" maps, hence why Somalia looks like a 7). It is an historic and ethnic Somali region. It was handed over to the Ethiopians by the British. To say they are not being treated well by their new country is an understatement. Somalis from that region want to reunite with their brother and sisters to the east, and create a Greater Somalia.
19th Jan '16 9:46:34 AM nototter
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There are five (actually seven) main regions in Somalia. From North to South:

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There are five (actually seven) main regions in Somalia. From North to South:



The other secret (or ignored) 2 are:
* Djibouti: UsefulNotes/{{Djibouti}} used to be a French colony but got independence from France, they had a vote in which they could vote to join other Somalis in Somalia in which they were a part of before, or be their own country and have a French base, French meddling took place, and now look what happened.
* NFD (Northern Kenya): Bet'chah didn't know that too huh? Northern Kenya is a Somali region, taken over by UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}} (given to by the British, nice people huh?), they want to reunite with all Somalis, but Kenya is not letting them, so the Somalis there have taken over Kenya from the inside, their government, their money, their business etc. Yeah payback's a....

17th Jan '16 1:59:02 PM Jhonny
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The capital, Mogadishu, is a ''bad'' place. The [[http://wikitravel.org/en/Mogadishu Wikitravel page]] reads like an over-the-top parody, with no fewer than seven statements emphasizing the likelihood of travelers to die there, but it's all true. The rest of the country isn't much better, but Somaliland is probably the safest area. 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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The capital, Mogadishu, is a ''bad'' place. The [[http://wikitravel.org/en/Mogadishu Wikitravel [[https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Mogadishu Wikivoyage page]] reads like an over-the-top parody, with no fewer than seven statements emphasizing the likelihood of travelers to die there, but it's all true. The rest of the country isn't much better, but Somaliland is probably the safest area. 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.
6th Sep '15 10:59:18 AM nombretomado
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* The Season Seven opener of ''{{NCIS}}'' has Ziva David held prisoner by Islamists in Somalia.

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* The Season Seven opener of ''{{NCIS}}'' ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has Ziva David held prisoner by Islamists in Somalia.
30th Jul '15 5:10:38 PM nombretomado
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* One of the missions in ''ModernWarfare 3'' takes place in Boosaaso, Price's team need to extract info from a guy named Waraabe on the attacks on Europe.

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* One of the missions in ''ModernWarfare 3'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'' takes place in Boosaaso, Price's team need to extract info from a guy named Waraabe on the attacks on Europe.
26th Feb '15 8:15:36 AM Gillimer
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* WarOnStraw: Any libertarian in an online discussion with non-libertarians will sooner or later be accused of regarding Somalia as a "libertarian paradise".
19th Jul '14 12:55:08 PM erforce
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-->--'''Pierce Hawthorne''', ''{{Series/Community}}''

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-->--'''Pierce -->-- '''Pierce Hawthorne''', ''{{Series/Community}}''



* ''BlackHawkDown''

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* ''BlackHawkDown''''Film/BlackHawkDown''
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