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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On August 28, 1940, 11 Squadron dive bombed a "substantial vehicle park" at Mogadishu in Italian Somaliland claiming the destruction of 800 trucks.
Between 1897 and 1908, Italy made agreements with the Ethiopians and the British that marked out the boundaries of Italian Somaliland.
19) Following the war, British Somaliland was restored to protectorate status in 1948 while Italian Somaliland was placed under UN trusteeship.
Taylor, 'wanted the glory of a victorious war, not a mere adjustment of territory: When the Italians launched their invasion on October 3rd, 1935 from both Eritrea and Italian Somaliland, the League of Nations imposed notional economic sanctions on Italy.
Located on the Horn of Africa, Somalia became independent in 1960 following the amalgamation of British and Italian Somaliland.
In 1960, it gained its independence and united with what was then Italian Somaliland to form the Somalia republic.
In the 1880s, the Italians established the colonies of Eritrea and Italian Somaliland on the Red Sea coast.
The Ethiopians and Italians, however, opposed Bevin's proposal that British and Italian Somaliland eventually be unified.
Of the estimated 10,000 Somalis living in Wales, the vast majority originate from the former British territory, which reluctantly joined up with Italian Somaliland to form Somalia in 1960.
At the time, however, Il Duce was also plotting revenge on Abyssinia for a bloody border clash with Italian Somaliland.
Abyssinia, or Ethiopia as it was also called, included the source of the Blue Nile in Lake Tana and grazing lands for the coastal nomads of its limotrophe states, clockwise from north to south, of Italian Eritrea, French, British and Italian Somaliland, the British colony of Kenya and the Anglo-Egyptian protectorate of the Sudan.
In 1960, it gained independence but formed a hasty union with the former Italian Somaliland to create the Somali Republic.

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