Jack asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

What was Somalia like after their independence (1960) and before the civil war (1991)?

I just was wondering if it was actually peaceful or something.

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  • 10 years ago
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    It's clear that none of the answerers, with the exception of perhaps Nomadic Philosopher, have ever been to Somalia during that time. My parents have lived in Somalia before and during independence. It was very peaceful and seemed to be on its way towards becoming very prosperous. It was the build-up before the civil war, when tensions were high (sometime in the early 80s-late 80s) when this began to change. I'm not saying that there were not factors leading up to the war long before then but it was undeniably peaceful in Somalia after independence.

    Here is a documentary that shows footage of Somalia (specifically Mogadishu) in the 60s. Just skip to 10:40 and continue from there to see different aspects to life in Mogadishu in the 60s:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHznZOCBdW8

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    What was Somalia like after their independence (1960) and before the civil war (1991)?

    I just was wondering if it was actually peaceful or something.

    Source(s): somalia independence 1960 civil war 1991: https://shortly.im/DUcPD
  • Somalia in fact was very peaceful after its independence. It was considered an "African success" story. Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, was a cosmopolitan city. It was very beautiful.

    Here are some pictures of Somalia before and after the war

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvRitM1qDME

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    Source(s): Somali
  • molly
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    10 years ago

    Its always been a volatile place and had been used as a political football for years and apparently still is.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa...

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  • 10 years ago

    Like a NYC sewer!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Somalia has always been crap.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    More "something" than peaceful.

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