I was just trying to register my new address with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services online, and as part of ‘what country of citizenship’ question, I looked for ‘Somalia’ but apparently there are three different types of Somalia: regular, messed up, worst humanitarian crisis ‘Somali’, ‘Somaliland’, and a new country now called ‘Somali Democratic Republic’. It is interesting because I didn’t know such a Somali Democratic Republic country existed before. I always thought it was just plain Somalia (at least since the Siad Bare government).
Take note that even though the U.S. does not recognize Somaliland as a country, nonetheless one of its agencies does. Quite perplexing to say the least. As for Somali Democratic Republic, which apparently is not the same as war-torn Somalia that I come from, I have no idea which country that is. Maybe there are Somali Democratic Republic citizens reading this post. If so, please tell me about this wonderful country called Somali Democratic Republic.
For now, I’m still sticking with just Somalia.