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Somalia History


Background Note: Somalia __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department -

CIA - The World Factbook -- Somalia __ A detailed look at somalia including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - 

Country Profile: Somalia __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Somalia was without an effective central government for much of the 1990s, after President Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991." - illustrated - From BBC -

Economy of Somalia __ "Somalia has a market economy. It lacks natural resources (or untapped resources such as Oil) and faces major development challenges, and recent economic reverses have left its people increasingly dependent on remittances from abroad." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - 

Ethnologue report for Somalia __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Somalia. - from SIL International -

Information about Somalia exports and Somalia export statistics __ Complete statistical information for Somalia exports by industry, product and value, percentage of global trade, etc. - From -


map of somalia and somalia map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Somalia, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From -

Maps Of Somalia __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From - 

Somalia __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress -

Somalia __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress -

Somalia __ "Somalia's joy at attaining independence in 1960 was short lived, for just nine years later a military coup installed Mohammed Siad Barre as president. Barre's presidential policy included jailing, torturing and summarily executing anyone who didn't like his radical socialist ideas. Armed resistance movements, already battle hardened by the Ogaden War with Ethiopia, sprouted up over the countryside, and for several decades there were pitched battles between various clans and the military. The conflict built to a crescendo in July 1989, in the city of Mogadishu, when Barre's death squads slaughtered 450 Muslims demonstrating against the arrest of their leaders. Barre's days were now numbered, and he was harried into the mountains of southern Somalia in 1991." History, culture, statistics and more. - From Lonely Planet -

Somalia __ Good overview of Somalia including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease -

Somalia Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate ... __ "Somalia Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." that and more too. - illustrated - From -
Somalia Economy News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News __ "Somalia Economy News. Service for global professionals. Constantly updated news and information about Somalia." - From - 

Somalia: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From -

Somali Geography | Somalia's Geography | Somalias Geography __ Here are geographic statistics for Somalia and a lot of other information about the country too. - illustrated - From -

Somalia Photos __ Galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Somalia. - illustrated - From -

Somalia pictures, Somalia images __ "Here you will find a treasure of information with regard to the pictures of Somalia as well as a wealth of information on the subject of Somalia images and photos." - illustrated - From - 

Somalia Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From -  



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