Was Mogadishu/Somalis better off under Italian rule?

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  1. 911

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    Mogadishu under Italians:
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    Mogadishu now:
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    Was life in Mogadishu better under colonial rule? Besides the humilation of being ruled by a foreign power, it seems like the Italians built up Mogadishu pretty well.
     
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  2. Suldaan Mumiin

    Suldaan Mumiin The Legacy of your Bloodline!

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    Italy were brutal rulers, taking in orphans and brainwashing them.
     
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  3. World

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    Mogadishu did not number more than 50,000 during the time of Italian rule. It has a population of 2.5 million now.
     
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  4. ABG

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  5. Apollo

    Apollo Staff Member Moderator

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    He means per capita. On average, then the answer is yes.

    Sometimes we have to admit uncomfortable truths.

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  6. EDsomali

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    Mogadishu was a small town no more than 50,000 under the italian rule.

    The city greatly expanded under Somali rule.

    With Stable governance, Mogadishu had a poverty rate of only 6% in the early 1980s with a population of close to 1 million.
     
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  7. QueenSamaale

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    Why do some people attribute the previous success of nations to colonizers. This is the most common argument I hear from non muslims. So and so country fell because they took Islam seriously, look Islam brought terror and it destroyed their nation.

    The Italians benefitted Somalia, ain't nobody gonna deny that but Somalis have always been the backbone of Somalia. The difference is the people. Those days, we had quality people with both deen and dhaqan.
     
  8. 911

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    It seems like most of Africa was better under colonial rule:jcoleno:
     
  9. The alchemist

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    It probably was. But does it matter? I don't see the value in the question.
     
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  10. Nilotufian

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    To be second class citizens on your own native lands?:nahgirl:
     
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  11. World

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    50,000 is a very small population for a capital, it does not fit the definition of a city. Of course it will be easy to build a nice looking medium sized town when you have the entire resources of Somalia. It’s not that impressive.

    Comparing it to modern day Mogadishu with a population of 2.5 million is stupid.
     
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  12. 911

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    True
     
  13. TheAnswer

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    No, because being “better off” is more than a fancy capital—the nicest neighborhoods of which, I might add, were exclusive to Italians and Somalis were derogated on their own soil. The shame and emotional damage that comes with colonialism outweighs its practical benefits in such things as infrastructure construction and economic development, although I suspect Italian colonialism was an extractive form of economic colonialism rather than the constructive variety, although I am not sure as I’ve not studied Somalia’s colonial history in-depth.

    But when I reject colonialism, I don’t mean to idealize Somali independence. I think Somali independence has been a disaster—Somalis have shown themselves to be an utterly backward and hopeless barbarian people, the worst even by the already low standards of black Africa. The more I have observed and studied Somalis, the stronger my conviction becomes that these people are totally unable to manage themselves in any productive and civilized manner. Which is why I would support the dissolution of Somalia into any greater political union if such an option ever became available.
     
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  14. 911

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    Elaborate?
     
  15. Crow

    Crow Make Hobyo Great Again

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    Ajuraan, Darood, and Italian rulers were absolutely better for Mogadishu than the ones that rule it today.
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  16. AussieHustler

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    If we are looking from a security, economical, societal, educational and freedoms contexts. In some, yes and in others, no.
     
  17. VixR

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    @Bold So, essentially, colonization...? Or do you mean the entirety of Somalia, the country, losing its sovereignty and being reduced to a federal state under another government?

    I think you might be right, if the latter is the case. So long as they have representation in the new country as a federal state, I’m forced to agree with your observation due to the facts on the ground. Otherwise, 30 years and counting...
     
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  18. Farah072

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    Actually Mogadishu was well over 50,000 under Italian rule. They had about 30,000 Italian civilians living in Mogadishu alone in 1940. Italians pretty much started everything there

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  19. Dues Ex Machete

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    No, it was better off during Kacaan rule. The Italians only held power in Italian Somalia, however the Kacaan presided over Ras Caseyr to Ras Kamboni and brought forth many advancements that the Somali Peninsula had never known before

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  20. Timo Jareer and proud

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    Somalis are only civilized with Sharia and Islam. Example, Mogadishu during the rule of the Islamic Courts Union vs what it is now. Your username is the answer for civilized Somalia.:fittytousand:
     
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