Somalia's Colonial Development
This paper discusses the colonial rule of both the British and Italians in Somalia until 1960 when the country was granted independence. It then discusses nationalism and ethnic conflict, of which there has been a lot with regard to the latter. Then ...
# 143607 | 2,500 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Ethnic Studies (Africa) , History (African) , European Studies (General)
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This paper discusses the colonial rule of both the British and Italians in Somalia until 1960 when the country was granted independence. It then discusses nationalism and ethnic conflict, of which there has been a lot with regard to the latter. Then is analyzes the political regimes or lack thereof in both northern breakaway Somaliland as well as the recognized state of Somalia in the south.
From the Paper:Part I: Somalia's Colonial Development European colonialism within present day Somalia initially included both an Italian and British partition. The British colony in the North and the Italian colony to the South kept Somalis divided from the middle nineteenth century until 1960 when the two territories were finally consolidated. Nevertheless, as the Italians placed a much greater focus on the development and enrichment of the colony than the British. As Britain commanded greater resource rich, and therefore economically prosperous countries at the time, they severely neglected development initiatives for the northern territory. With verifiable social and economic underpinnings,
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