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The Kingdom of Morocco achieved independence from being a French Protectorate (part of France's trans-Saharan empire) on 2 March 1956, although additional territories held by Spain were joined shortly afterwards – northern Marruecos on 7 April 1956, Tangier on 29 October 1956, and finally Tarfaya (southern Marruecos) on 27 April 1958.

A Very Short History of Morocco
A potted history of Morocco.

Morocco Timeline -- Timeline of Morocco from Prehistory to Arrival of...
A chronology of key events in Morocco's history

Morocco Timeline -- Timeline of Morocco from Arrival of Europeans to the...
A chronology of key events in Morocco's history

Morocco Timeline -- Timeline of Morocco from The Green March to Present Day
A chronology of key events in Morocco's history

Louis-Hurbert Lyautey
A biography of Louis-Hurbert Lyautey, first French Resident General of Morocco.

Background Notes: Morocco
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on Morocco. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defence, and relations with the US.

Morocco History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of Morocco’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanise your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travellers.

Morocco - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of Morocco. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Morocco’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.

Timeline for Morocco from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of Morocco given by year (and for more recent events by month also).

CIA World Fact Book: Morocco
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.

Morocco's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers
Updated weekly, this list of Morocco's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

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