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|Title||A Land of Camel Milk and Honey|
|Description||"The U.S. and other governments don’t recognize Somaliland, so the people here get next to zero foreign aid. And when the 'country' was formed in 1991, it had been mostly obliterated in a civil war and was a collection of ruins and land mines. Yet the clans and elders here formed their own government, held free elections and even established an international airline. Relying on free markets and a general exhaustion with violence, the people of Somaliland embraced tranquility and democracy and searched for ways to make a buck... The lesson of Somaliland is simple: the most important single determinant of a poor country’s success is not how much aid it receives but how well it is run." -- From Article|
|Authors / Editors||Kristof, Nicholas D.|
|Date Published||27 February 2007|
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