Italian Somaliland

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Italian 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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Italian Somaliland

a former Italian colony in E Africa, united with British Somaliland in 1960 to form the independent republic of Somalia
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In Somaliland's pre-independence election of late 1950s, SNL and USP won majority of the seats in Parliament; they sustained their agenda of uniting with Italian Somalia.
Somali Republic was a combination of British Somaliland and Italian Somalia.
A constitutional conference in Mogadishu in April 1960, which made the system of government in the southern Somali trust territory the basis for the future government structure of the Somali Republic, resulted in the concentration of political power in the former Italian Somalia capital of Mogadishu and a southern-dominated central government.
Before colonialism carved Somalia into the British Somaliland Protectorate, Italian Somalia and French Somaliland (Djibouti), it had been a society governed by the moral authority of elders and senior notables of individual clans.

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