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Somalia - The World’s most failed state?: James Fergusson

July 2015

While for many years it has commonly been seen as the world’s most failed and dangerous state, Somalia is also a country with a strong drive for resurrection throughout the coming years


0:00 minutes – Introduction

3:20 minutes – Lecture begins

6:30 minutes – An introduction to Somalia and its history

12:05 minutes – Somalia’s modern geopolitical history

22:45 minutes – The rise of Al Shabaab

34:05 minutes – The current war

41:30 minutes – Famine and piracy

54:20 minutes – Present day Somalia

View the Lecture here (Feb 2015)


AQA A Level
Unit 3: Development and globalisation (optional)
Unit 3: Contemporary conflicts and challenges (optional)

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Unit 3: Bridging the development gap (optional)

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Unit 3: Development and inequalities (optional)

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Unit 3: Development (optional)

Unit 2: The development gap (core)

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Unit 3: A moving world (optional)

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Unit 2: Development dilemmas (core)

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Unit 3: Development and human waste (optional)

Unit 1: Similarities and differences in settlements and population (core)

Unit 3: Economic development (core)

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Unit 3: Interdependence (core)

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