Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party

Secretary-general of the Somali Revolutionary Socialist PartySRSPSomalia
The Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party (Xisbiga Hantiwadaagga Kacaanka Soomaaliyeed, XHKS; الحزب الاشتراكي الثوري الصومالي, al-Ḥizb al-ishtirākī al-thawrī al-ṣūmālī; Partito Socialista Rivoluzionario Somalo) was the ruling party of the Somali Democratic Republic from 1976 to 1991.wikipedia
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Siad Barre

Mohamed Siad BarreMuhammad Siad BarreBarre
SRSP was created by the military regime of Siad Barre under Soviet guidance.
The Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party became Somalia's vanguard party in 1976, and Barre started the Ogaden War against Ethiopia on a platform of Somali nationalism and pan-Somalism.

Somali Democratic Republic

SomaliaDemocratic Republic of SomaliaCommunist Somalia
The Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party (Xisbiga Hantiwadaagga Kacaanka Soomaaliyeed, XHKS; الحزب الاشتراكي الثوري الصومالي, al-Ḥizb al-ishtirākī al-thawrī al-ṣūmālī; Partito Socialista Rivoluzionario Somalo) was the ruling party of the Somali Democratic Republic from 1976 to 1991.
In July 1976, Barre's SRC disbanded itself and established in its place the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party (SRSP), a one-party government based on scientific socialism and Islamic tenets.

General Secretary of the Communist Party

First SecretaryGeneral Secretarygeneral secretaries of single-party states
The congress elected a Central Committee, with Barre as the party general secretary.

Somali Salvation Democratic Front

SSDFDemocratic Front for Salvation of SomaliaSomali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF)
In 1981 dissident factions would emerge as the Democratic Front for Salvation of Somalia.
Some former CC members of the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party were part of the leadership of the new group.

List of political parties in Somalia

Political parties in Somaliapolitical partySomalia
* List of political parties in Somalia
Upon assuming office, the SRC (led by Siad Barre) outlawed all extant political parties, and established the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party to advocate a form of scientific socialism inspired by Maoist China and the Soviet Union.

Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Communist PartyCPSUBolshevik Party
During a brief period, prior to the escalation of conflict with Ethiopia in 1977, XHKS developed relations with foreign communist parties, such as the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED).

Ruling party

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The Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party (Xisbiga Hantiwadaagga Kacaanka Soomaaliyeed, XHKS; الحزب الاشتراكي الثوري الصومالي, al-Ḥizb al-ishtirākī al-thawrī al-ṣūmālī; Partito Socialista Rivoluzionario Somalo) was the ruling party of the Somali Democratic Republic from 1976 to 1991.

Soviet Union

SovietUSSRSoviets
SRSP was created by the military regime of Siad Barre under Soviet guidance.

Central Committee

Central Committee of the Communist PartyCCCentral Committees
The congress elected a Central Committee, with Barre as the party general secretary.

Politburo

Political BureauPolitbüroPolit Bureau
A five-member politburo, consisting of Barre, Lt. General Muhammad Ali Samatar (vice president), Major General Husseen Kulmiye (2nd vice president), Brig.

Mohammad Ali Samatar

Muhammad Ali SamatarMohamed Ali SamatarAli Samatar
A five-member politburo, consisting of Barre, Lt. General Muhammad Ali Samatar (vice president), Major General Husseen Kulmiye (2nd vice president), Brig.

Hussein Kulmiye Afrah

Husseen KulmiyeHussein Afrah
A five-member politburo, consisting of Barre, Lt. General Muhammad Ali Samatar (vice president), Major General Husseen Kulmiye (2nd vice president), Brig.

Socialism

socialistsocialistssocialistic
Party cadres also included prominent socialists such as Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, Abdulrahman Aidiid, Mohamed F. Weyrah and (a well known socialist economist) and Abukar Sh. M Hussien.

Economist

economistseconomicsgovernment economist
Party cadres also included prominent socialists such as Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, Abdulrahman Aidiid, Mohamed F. Weyrah and (a well known socialist economist) and Abukar Sh. M Hussien.

Ogaden War

Ethio-Somali WarOgaden campaign1977–1978 conflict with Ethiopia
During a brief period, prior to the escalation of conflict with Ethiopia in 1977, XHKS developed relations with foreign communist parties, such as the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED).

Ethiopia

EthiopianAbyssiniaFederal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
During a brief period, prior to the escalation of conflict with Ethiopia in 1977, XHKS developed relations with foreign communist parties, such as the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED).

Socialist Unity Party of Germany

SEDSocialist Unity PartySocialist Unity Party (''"Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands"'' / SED)
During a brief period, prior to the escalation of conflict with Ethiopia in 1977, XHKS developed relations with foreign communist parties, such as the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED).

Eastern Bloc

Soviet blocCommunist BlocSocialist Bloc
After relations with the Soviet Bloc were ruptured, a group including SRSP CC member broke away to form splinter groups.

Somali Civil War

civil warSomaliaSomalian Civil War
When Barre's regime fell in 1991, SRSP disappeared.

Somali National Front

SNFSomali National Front (SNF)
In the same year the Somali National Front was organized by Barre loyalists.

Marxism–Leninism

Marxism-LeninismMarxist-LeninistMarxist–Leninist
The SRSP was in theory a Marxist–Leninist party, but also included Islamic socialism, scientific socialism, Somali nationalism and pan-Somalism teachings in its ideology.

Islamic socialism

Islamic socialistIslamic Marxistsocialism
The SRSP was in theory a Marxist–Leninist party, but also included Islamic socialism, scientific socialism, Somali nationalism and pan-Somalism teachings in its ideology.

Scientific socialism

scientific socialistsocialismScientific
The SRSP was in theory a Marxist–Leninist party, but also included Islamic socialism, scientific socialism, Somali nationalism and pan-Somalism teachings in its ideology.

Somali nationalism

Pan-Somalismnationalismnationalist
The SRSP was in theory a Marxist–Leninist party, but also included Islamic socialism, scientific socialism, Somali nationalism and pan-Somalism teachings in its ideology.

Greater Somalia

Pan-Somalismpan-Somalistannex
The SRSP was in theory a Marxist–Leninist party, but also included Islamic socialism, scientific socialism, Somali nationalism and pan-Somalism teachings in its ideology.