#1
I've just read up about Somalia on Wikipedia, and found that there is no government, since the early 1990's. Most parts are run my mobs and warlords. Well does this mean that there are no laws, and therefor you could do whatever you wanted, for example murder, rape, theft? Would other countries be able to come and stop you, or are you basically free to do as you wish?
#2
Murder, rape and theft does take place there. Yes, this is illegal but who the hell would come to stop it?
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#4
Yeah, Somalia has it so good
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Would other countries be able to come and stop you, or are you basically free to do as you wish?



Umm... Black Hawk Down? Where have you been?

If you haven't seen it, watch it. Shows how messed up it is. People try, the country has more bad then good, everything goes downhill from there.
#7
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Well yeah, Iraq is a hellhole. Always was.
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Well yeah, Iraq is a hellhole. Always was.


But at least they had a government. Somalia sounds terrible.
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#9
Somalia is one of the only Countries in the world living in Anarchy I think. I can't think of any others, yes Iraq but thats all.
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Somalia is one of the only Countries in the world living in Anarchy I think. I can't think of any others, yes Iraq but thats all.


If you consider being run by mobs and warlord "anarchy"
#11
But atleast people are aware of Iraq...
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#12
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Somalia is one of the only Countries in the world living in Anarchy I think. I can't think of any others, yes Iraq but thats all.


Iraq isn't really Anarchy, it just has a weak central government because no one can find common ground. They need to learn to be independent.
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#13
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If you consider being run by mobs and warlord "anarchy"



I know why don't you actually read up about it on wikipedia, before rolling your eyes.

Anyway Anarchy, refers to the situation in which a human society exists without government, mobs and warlords do not count as government...
#14
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Umm... Black Hawk Down? Where have you been?

If you haven't seen it, watch it. Shows how messed up it is. People try, the country has more bad then good, everything goes downhill from there.


not rly a good idea to base your ideas on a hollywood movie...whether or not there is some truth to it in this case
#16
this is anarchy.

and this is why i hate (most) anarchists.

because if they got their way, this is what the whole world would be like.
#17
The UN tried to help them but all the warlords and whatnot ended up stealing food for themselves. Then the USA got involved and did alright for a while but after the Black Hawk Down incident they pulled the troops. I'm pretty sure very few people had been killed before that day and we had actually made some progress. I could be wrong though. I've only read the book twice.
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#18
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this is anarchy.

and this is why i hate (most) anarchists.

because if they got their way, this is what the whole world would be like.


Well that was a horribly close-minded comment.

But from what I've heard of Somalia, the place is like hell on Earth, only worse.
#19
My dad went their about 6 years ago. A group of kids threatened to kill thinking he was american, but he show him his english passport . He said the cars have guns welded on the roofs and the gangs fight all night.
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#21
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If you consider being run by mobs and warlord "anarchy"

The warlords would (and I'm presuming here, but presuming using the general definition of "warlord") essentially function as a really sh*tty government, in some places and contexts.

What you need to remember though is that many/most countries laws apply to their CITIZENS, rather than their territory; if you're an American, say, and you go for a trip to Somalia to kill or rape a couple people, assuming you're not killed in the process, I'm pretty sure you'll run into some legal trouble on your return home.
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#22
Those things are illegal but who's going to stop them? Laws are only good if they can be enforced.