- The Somalian economy actually performed better as a anarchic collection of towns managing themselves rather than when there was a very corrupt central government.
- [[Somaliland]] seems to be the most organized but the world chooses not to recognize it as a separate state.
- [[Piracy in Somalia]] is a big issue, costing 18B dollars which is more than the 4B in GDP it contributed at the time.
- Only the United States maintains a diplomatic mission in Somalia. Its travel guidance includes preparations for an untimely death.