Somali Democratic Republic

The Somali Democratic Republic was the name that the communist regime of former President of Somalia Major General Mohamed Siad Barre gave to Somalia during its reign, after having seized power in a bloodless 1969 coup d'état. The putsch came a few days after the assassination of Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, the nation's second President, by one of his own bodyguards. Barre's administration would rule Somalia for the following 21 years, until the outbreak of the civil war in 1991.

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Formation Date 1969
Dissolution Date 1991
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
Somali Civil War 1991 1991 ongoing unknown unknown
Somalian Civil War 1991-1993 1991 1993 unknown unknown
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