A long time ago, I was arguing with Cata over Somalia getting better or worse from statelessness. Well, she stumped me on death rate until I saw this.
As you can see, the bump starts in 1986, with the beginning of the Somali civil war, started by Siad Biarre, the dictator of Somalia. Fun fact about him, after his Marxist-Leninist regime fell, refugees returned to Somalia from Ethiopia. Hmm, wonder why. Anyway, the rise ends, as the government falls in 1991. Now, you're probably saying, well it was because the UN invaded Somalia in 1992 that things became better. Well, if that were true, then in 1995 after the UN retreated, Somalia would have had a spike in the death rate, but it doesn't as you can clearly see.
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