Why Somalia

What’s better?

  • Somali Republic

    Votes: 5 38.5%
  • Somalia

    Votes: 8 61.5%

  • Total voters
    13

Apollo

Staff Member
The name Somalia is already cursed though.

People associate it with lawlessness/failed state and piracy.

Let's be honest, it has more to do with the term 'Somali' nowadays than with the -ia suffix. Indeed, Somalia has destroyed the reputation of anything with Somali in it, but changing it 'Somali Republic' won't fix that, perhaps making it worse (Pirate/Terror-associated Banana Republic).

Let's call the country Azania.

I don't mind this proposal. It is more inclusive as nobody claims it as an ethnic group and we can finally separate Somali the ethnicity from the concept of a country.

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