British Somaliland


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British Somaliland:

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, officially Federal Republic of Somalia, country (2005 est. pop. 8,591,000), 246,200 sq mi (637,657 sq km), extreme E Africa. It is directly south of the Arabian peninsula across the Gulf of Aden.
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British Somaliland

a former British protectorate (1884--1960) in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: united with Italian Somaliland in 1960 to form the Somali Republic
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141) Based purely on an uti possidetis juris evidentiary standpoint, Somaliland should have title to the SSC region because it was originally a part of the British Somaliland Protectorate.
In addition to the drive through Eritrea, on March 16, two battalions of Indian troops landed at Berbera in British Somaliland, only to find the Italian garrison commander and sixty of his men lined up in formation waiting to surrender.
Meanwhile, rapid progress toward self-government was being made in British Somaliland.
Although the Italians temporarily occupied British Somaliland during World War II, British forces quickly reclaimed the area and took control of all the Somali territories except Djibouti.
The British Somaliland Protectorate was Peggy's home for "a little less than two years [yet] the land and its people had a radical and lasting impact on her.
When the British Government issued a White Paper in 1928 it revealed a total of 133 raids from Ethiopia into the Sudan, British Somaliland and Kenya.
The infant Royal Air Force tried to assert its role as cut-price imperial policeman by bombing the insurgent forces of Mohammed bin Abdillah Hassan Berber (a k a "the Mad Mullah") in British Somaliland in 1919.
19) Following the war, British Somaliland was restored to protectorate status in 1948 while Italian Somaliland was placed under UN trusteeship.
But once the two areas were secure, and egged on by its arch-colonialist, Cecil Rhodes, to acquire a collection of Cape-to Cairo territories to build a Cape-to-Cairo railway (Rhodes famously said in those days: "I contend that we [the English] are the first race of the world, and the more we inhabit, the better it is for the human race"), Britain went for broke and almost succeeded through its control of Egypt, Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan), British Somaliland, Uganda, Kenya (British East Africa), Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, Bechuanaland (Botswana), Lesotho, Swaziland, and South Africa.
It considers itself to be the successor state of the former British Somaliland protectorate, but remains unrecognized by the international community.
Somaliland, the former British Somaliland, declared independence from failed Somalia 18 years ago, and remains active without international support.
Referring to the two former Somalilands--the Italian Somaliland (which is todays Somalia) and the British Somaliland (Somaliland which is seeking recognition), President Kahin said the international community "negates the historical background of Somalia and Somaliland as two entities from the very beginning .

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