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Corruption in Ukraine? [closed]

I am a son of an American taxpayer and am a US citizen. I already knew regardless of how hard Ukraine tries it doesn't have the seemingly endless supply of men as Russia and it would fall eventually ...
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Do any countries formally recognize the "Isaaq genocide" as a genocide?

I'm curious what level of international recognition does the Isaaq genocide have. (Those were events during the Somaliland War of Independence.) Wikipedia doesn't say whether it's explicitly ...
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Have other countries said what they'd do if Ethiopia recognizes Somaliland's indepedence?

Reuters: Feb 23, 2024 Landlocked Ethiopia agreed a memorandum of understanding on Jan. 1 to lease 20 km (12 miles) of coastline in Somaliland - a territory that Somalia says it owns, even though the ...
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Why isn’t it considered acceptable to take over failed states? [closed]

As an example, Somalia has been a failed state for several decades. It’s clear that Somali people are incapable to reach sufficient consensus to form a well run state, so the territory in question ...
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Did the USA meet its goals for leading Ethiopia to invade Somalia in 2006? [closed]

It lead to the rise of Al Shabaab and the return of anarchy in Somalia. What was the USA aiming to achieve, and did they achieve it?
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Why does the African Union defer to Somalia on the question of Somaliland's suzerainty?

There was an interesting Economist article I read on the question of why Somaliland, a functioning state in all but name, isn't recognized by more countries: For longer than most of its people have ...
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On what basis is the government in Mogadishu recognized as the only legitimate authority in Somalia, given that it only controls the capital area?

The government in Mogadishu is recognised as the only legitimate authority in Somalia by international organizations. But on what basis was this determination made, given that Somalia has been in a ...
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Has Somalia always had a government just not one wikipedia recognizes?

Like adid and the various Somalia national army spinoffs. Was there ever a period with no actual government.
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Why isn't Somalia a part of the East African Federation?

The East African Federation is a proposed nation state that's made up of 6 unified east African states: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. This doesn't include Somalia, a ...
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Why did Rep. Omar conclude her criticism of US troops with the phrase "NotTodaySatan"? [closed]

Putting aside whether or not Omar was truthful when she tweeted: ...the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day (in reference to the October 1993 Battle of Mogadishu) Why ...
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The current status of diplomatic relationship between the US and Somalia

Somalia has been rocked by civil war for nearly three decades; added to that with the rise of extremest group like Al-Shabaab. Diplomatic relationship between the two countries has been on and off due ...
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Why is Somaliland not recognized by any country?

Somaliland is an unrecognized state in Northern Somalia. While Somalia is plagued with violence and terrorism, Somaliland has remained peaceful and separated from the war. Somaliland has its own ...
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Why does the international community recognise South Sudan independence, but not Somaliland?

Following a bloody civil war, South Sudan declared independence from Sudan after a referendum, an independence which is widely recognised but which was followed by another civil war. Somalia has been ...
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Why did Somalia fail as a state, and what keeps it from coming back?

When considering a list of "failed" states, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Somalia are usually considered the textbook examples (see Fragile States Index, 2012). Yemen seems to have crawled back on its ...
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