Posted on November 1, 2016
|Notice that Algeria (on the map above)|
is quite close to France (on the map
Like most nations in Africa, Algeria was colonized by a European nation. Well, to be honest, it was more conquered than colonized – in 1830 France invaded Algeria, and the war of conquest was long and bloody. When Algeria was good and won, French officials encouraged French citizens to move from France to Algeria and apparently were given lands that had been confiscated from native Algerians. In this sense, Algeria was more considered another, new extension of France rather than a colony!
Also like most African nations, Algerians eventually fought to control their own country, starting with a series of attacks on this date in 1954.
During this war of independence, French control of Algeria lost respect from and support of other nations around the world.
Algeria finally became fully independent on July 5, 1962.
Algeria is about 80% desert! Luckily, desert can be BEAUTIFUL!
Where there is water, Algeria can be just as beautiful...
Note (above) the crazy-looking antics of teens
atop the travertine wall of Hammam Meskhoutine
Springs (below, the wall seen from below)!
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