Somaliland was once just a region. in 1962 general Ali Ramzi, a somaliland nationalist took power and declared the Peoples republic of somaliland. He made somaliland a fascist police state. In 1974 there was a coup and Ali lost power to a group of commiunists , however this started a civil war that lasted untuil 1976. Then a bunch of liberal seculars took over the country. There was an islamic revoloution and a democratic islamic government took over in 1992.
The main factor in the nations economy is dairy products that come from the nations cows and camels.