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Algeria

Colonization and Independence of Algeria

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Official name: Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria
Where in Africa is Algeria?
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Independence from France: 5 July 1962

French conquest of Algeria began in 1830 and by the end of the century French settlers had taken most of the best land. War was declared against the colonial administration by the National Liberation Front in 1954. In 1962 a cease-fire was agreed between the two groups and independence declared.

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History of Algeria

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