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Abd al-Qadir

(1807—1883)

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Algeria

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Algeria is now much more peaceful, but its democracy is fragile and still vulnerable to occasional terrorism

Algeria has a narrow coastal plain which is regularly broken by parts...

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Algerian War

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(1954–62)

On 1 November 1954, hostilities broke out between the Christian colonists of French descent and Algerian Muslim nationalists who were organized into the Front de...

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chasseur

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

˜æˈsǝr

n. a soldier, usually in the light cavalry, equipped and trained for rapid movement, especially in the French army.

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Foreign Legion

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Warfare and Defence.

A military formation of the French army established in 1831 to fight France's colonial wars. Composed, except for the higher ranks, of non-Frenchmen, the Legion was famed for its audacity...

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French conquest of Algeria

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(1830–57).

In 1827 the dey of Algiers struck the French consul round the face with a fly-whisk. The dey ruled a small unstable state: half of his 28 predecessors were ...

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Front de Libération Nationale

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(FLN)

Algerian radical Muslim independence movement. It was formed in 1954 as the political expression of the ALN (Armée de Libération Nationale) when the Algerian war of...

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Morocco

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Morocco now has a more liberal monarch but continues its illegal occupation of Western Sahara

Morocco is the most mountainous country of North Africa. The two main chains are the...

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