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  Morocco - History
Morocco was facing aggression from the crusading kingdoms of Iberia and the Ottoman Empire that was sweeping westward.
Recognition by the United Kingdom in 1904 of France's "sphere of influence" in Morocco provoked a German reaction; the "crisis" of 1905-6 was resolved at the Algeciras Conference (1906), which formalized France's "special position" and entrusted policing of Morocco jointly to France and Spain.
Morocco virtually annexed Western Sahara during the late 1970s, but final resolution on the status of the territory remains unresolved.
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 A short history of Morocco
Morocco is the centre of the Almoravid Sultanate from 1063 until 1147.
In 1969 Morocco acquieres the former Spanish enclave of Ifni.
In 1976 Morocco annexes the northern part of the former Spanish territory of Western Sahara, followed in 1979 by the annexation of the Mauritian part of the Sahara.
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 The Political and Economic History of Morocco
Morocco was the land at the end of the world; the land behind the beyond for both the cultures of the Middle East and the cultures of Europe.
Morocco and with it Moorish Iberia maintained an allegiance to the Umayyad Caliphate of Damascus when that Caliphate was overthrown by the Abbasids who replaced it with a Caliphate located in Baghdad.
Morocco suffered less from the Hilalians that the territory of the Maghrib to the east of it.
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 Morocco, country, Africa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Ifni, formerly a Spanish-held enclave on the Atlantic coast, was ceded to Morocco in 1969.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy and is governed under a 1972 constitution as revised in 1992.
Morocco, like the other Barbary States, was, from the 17th to the 19th cent., a base for pirates preying upon the Mediterranean trade.
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 About Morocco ~ History, Religion and Culture
Morocco is located in a strategically important position, at the gateway between North Africa and Europe, and as a result has suffered more than its fair share of power struggles, conflicts and invasions over the years as various factions and foreign powers have sought to control the country.
Morocco's recorded history stretches back nearly 3000 years, to a period when it came successively under the control of the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans, but archaeological evidence shows that the country has been settled for something in excess 30,000 years.
For those prepared to accept a 'potted history', the defining moment in Morocco's past, one that shaped the country as it is today, occurred towards the end of the seventh century with the arrival of the Arabs and Islam.
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  Brief History of Morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Morocco was on the margins of the Mediterranean empires but as part of Islam it served as the bridge for the invasion of Iberia.
After the end of Umayyad rule from Damascus, Morocco separated from the successor Abbasid Caliphate under the Idrisids (788), whose governance ended in the 10th century in warfare with the Fatimids of Algeria followed by the conquest of Fez (ca950) by the Umayyads of Córdoba.
Morocco defeated a Portuguese invasion in 1578 in the battle of Alcazarquivir (Ksar el-Kebir), in which the Portuguese king Sebastian was killed.
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  Morocco HISTORY
He protected Morocco from Turkish invasion, strengthened the country's defenses, reorganized the army, and adorned his magnificent capital at Marrakech with the vast booty captured in Timbuktu (1591).
The incident was one of a series of disputes between Spain and Morocco over a number of issues, including fishing rights, illegal immigration by Moroccans to Spain, the Spanish occupation of Ceuta and Melilla on the northern coast of Morocco, and the status of Western Sahara.
Morocco stated that approximately 200,000 people were eligible as voters, while Polisario stated only 70,000 people were natives of the territory.
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  History of Morocco
Morocco's location and resources led to early competition among European powers in Africa, beginning with successful Portuguese efforts to control the Atlantic coast in the 15th century.
Morocco virtually annexed Western Sahara during the late 1970s, but final resolution on the status of the territory remains unresolved.
Morocco's armed conflicts with other Arab and Muslim nations is also described in the entry on the Middle_East_conflict.
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 History of Morocco
Morocco's location and resources led to early competition among European powers in Africa, beginning with successful Portuguese efforts to control the Atlantic coast in the 15th century.
In 1860, Spain occupied northern Morocco and ushered in a half century of trade rivalry among European powers that saw Morocco's sovereignty steadily erode; in 1912, the French imposed a protectorate over the country.
Morocco virtually annexed Western Sahara during the late 1970s, but final resolution on the status of the territory remains unresolved.
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 History_of_Morocco - The Wordbook Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Recognition by the United Kingdom in 1904 of France's "sphere of influence" in Morocco provoked a German reaction; the "crisis" of 1905-1906 was resolved at the Algeciras Conference (1906), which formalized France's "special position" and entrusted policing of Morocco jointly to France and Spain.
Morocco invaded to claim the areas for Greater Morocco, but the fighting stalemated within weeks, and Morocco was forced to retreat with no border adjustments.
Morocco eventually sent a large portion of its combat forces into Western Sahara to confront the Polisario?s forces, which were relatively small but well-equipped, highly mobile, and resourceful, using Algerian bases for quick strikes against targets deep inside Morocco and Mauritania as well as for operations in Western Sahara.
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 History of Morocco
Arab forces began occupying Morocco in the seventh century, bringing their civilization and Islam, to which most of the Berbers converted, forming states such as the Kingdom of Nekor.
Morocco was facing aggression from the crusading kingdoms of Iberia and the Ottoman Empire that was sweeping westward.
Recognition by the United Kingdom in 1904 of France's "sphere of influence" in Morocco provoked a German reaction; the "crisis" of 1905-6 was resolved at the Algeciras Conference (1906), which formalized France's "special position" and entrusted policing of Morocco jointly to France and Spain.
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 Property Frontiers | Morocco : History & Politics
Morocco regained its sovereign independence in 1956 after having, for the previous 44 years, been administered as a Spanish Protectorate in the north and a French Protectorate in the south.
The former Spanish territory of the Western Sahara is claimed by Morocco as an integral part of its territory.
The land border between Morocco and Algeria is still closed but negotiations to re-open the borders are under way.
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 History of Morocco. Moroccan History Sites.
History of Morocco The Capsian culture brought Morocco into the Neolithic about 8000 BC, in a time when the Maghreb was less arid than it is today.
History of republicanism in Morocco In the history of Morocco, there have been a few attempts to establish republican forms of government: Moor.
History and Underdevelopment in Morocco is a wide-ranging interpretation of the history of Morocco.
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 morocco - Encyclopedia.com
morocco goatskin leather, dyed on the grain side and boarded by hand or machine to bring up the grain in a bird's-eye effect.
Levant morocco is larger grained; French morocco is a sheepskin imitation.
Under Morocco's sheltering sky: the timeless magnetism of the desert lures modern travelers into the mysticism of an ancient North African land.
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 Morocco History, Morocco Property, Morocco News,
What became modern Morocco in the 7th century, was the area invaded by the Arabs, who brought their customs, culture, and Islam, to which most of the Berbers converted, forming states such as the Kingdom of Nekor.
Recognition by the United Kingdom in 1904 of France's sphere of influence in Morocco provoked a German reaction; the crisis of June 1905 was resolved at the Algeciras Conference, Spain in 1906, which formalized France's "special position" and entrusted policing of Morocco to France and Spain jointly.
Morocco claims that the Western Sahara is part of its territory and refers to that as its Southern Provinces.
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 Morocco History
The Romans, the Vandals, and Islam all invaded Morocco.
Morocco, Spain, and Portugal vied with each other for next centuries for hegemony over the Western Mediterranean.
Moroccan independence ended in 1912, with the Treat of Fez, by whose terms France was given Morocco and the Spanish got to retain a sphere of influence in the southwest.
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 Morocco History
The Romans, the Vandals, and Islam all invaded Morocco.
Morocco, Spain, and Portugal vied with each other for next centuries for hegemony over the Western Mediterranean.
Moroccan independence ended in 1912, with the Treat of Fez, by whose terms France was given Morocco and the Spanish got to retain a sphere of influence in the southwest.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Morocco
Morocco is often spoken of as an empire, the authority of the sovereign is a mere fiction throughout the greater part of its territory, which is, on this account, divided, more or less precisely, into the Bled el Maksen, or "country subject to taxes", and Bled es Siba, or "unsubdued country".
Morocco has been ruled by a dynasty of Arab sherifs, who claim descent from Ali, the uncle and son-in-law of Mohammed.
Morocco is Mohammedan, and is inaccessible to Christian propaganda.
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 Morocco: History - K12 Academics
What became modern Morocco in the 7th century, was the area invaded by the Arabs, who brought their customs and Islam, to which most of the Berbers converted, forming states such as the Kingdom of Nekor.
Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledgling United States as an independent nation in 1777.
Recognition by the United Kingdom in 1904 of France's sphere of influence in Morocco provoked a German reaction; the crisis of June 1905 was resolved at the Algeciras Conference, Spain in 1906, which formalized France's "special position" and entrusted policing of Morocco to France and Spain jointly.
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 Morocco Country History - Table - MSN Encarta
Morocco was the centre of the Almohad Empire, which had extended Islamic rule to parts of Spain and Portugal.
Portuguese captured the port of Ceuta in northern Morocco (1415).
Morocco gained independence, with Sultan Muhammad V as head of state.
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 Morocco History | iExplore.com
At the end of the 19th century, the French occupied Morocco and, in 1912, at the Treaty of Fez, the Sultan was deposed and the country put under the control of a French Resident-General.
Morocco is the world’s largest exporter of phosphate rock, both in raw and processed form (such as fertilizers), and this is the principal source of export revenue.
Morocco is also a member of the African Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and a founder member of the Union of the Arab Maghreb.
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 Learn about Morocco history
Early history of North Africa, or the area known to Arabs as the Maghreb (‘sunset’), is relatively unknown.
Morocco’s history is usually lumped together with that of the rest of its neighboring countries.
Settling in Morocco, the Jews and Moors (and Spaniards who refused to convert to Christianity and were thus expulsed as well) combined their varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
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 Morocco (10/07)
Morocco was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terror.
Morocco's claim to sovereignty over the Western Sahara is based largely on a historical argument of traditional loyalty of the Sahrawi tribal leaders to the Moroccan sultan as spiritual leader and ruler.
Morocco was the first country to seek diplomatic relations with the Government of the United States in 1777, and remains one of our oldest and closest allies in the region.
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 Insight Morocco Political, Economic Information News portal
Morocco shared possession of the Straits of Gibraltar with Spain, resulting in a focus of attention from the maritime powers in Europe, particularly France and Britain.
By the beginning of the 20th century Britain had recognised Morocco as a French sphere of influence and in 1904 Morocco was divided between France and Spain, with the former receiving the larger area.
Morocco ignored this decision and resolved to continue the fight alone, organising a massive demonstration known as the Green March.
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 History of Morocco
Morocco's location and resources led to early competition among European powers in Africa, beginning with successful Portuguese efforts to control the Atlantic coast in the 15th century.
Following recognition by the United Kingdom in 1904 of France's "sphere of influence" in Morocco, the Algeciras Conference (1906) formalized France's "special position" and entrusted policing of Morocco to France and Spain jointly.
The Kingdom of Morocco recovered its political independence from France on March 2, 1956.
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 Morocco Overview | Morocco Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Modern Morocco is an initiation into the exotic magic of the Islamic, Arabic, African world - the world of medinas and minarets, desert and mountain; yet it almost touches western Europe and, for all the differences, retains a European patina, the legacy of the French Protectorate.
Morocco is located on the westernmost tip of north Africa, bordering Algeria to the east and Mauritania to the south and southeast, the Atlantic ocean to the west and the Mediterranean to the north.
Agadir - Ait Ben Haddou - All Of Morocco - Asilah - Casablanca - Erfoud - Essaouira - Fez - Figuig - Laayoune - Marrakesh - Meknes - Meski - Moulay-Idriss - Oukaimeden - Rabat - Rissani - Tangier - Tata - Tinaghir - Valee Du Todra - Valee Ziz
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 Morocco- History
A fundamentalist Berber movement emerged from the chaos caused by the Arab invasion, overrunning Morocco and Muslim Andalucia.
Morocco's relations with this particular war-torn neighbor have been poor ever since.
Still, Morocco remains a monarchy in which the limits of political tolerance reflect the king's personal views.
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 Morocco Overview | Morocco Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Modern Morocco is an initiation into the exotic magic of the Islamic, Arabic, African world - the world of medinas and minarets, desert and mountain; yet it almost touches western Europe and, for all the differences, retains a European patina, the legacy of the French Protectorate.
Morocco is located on the westernmost tip of north Africa, bordering Algeria to the east and Mauritania to the south and southeast, the Atlantic ocean to the west and the Mediterranean to the north.
Agadir - Ait Ben Haddou - All Of Morocco - Asilah - Casablanca - Erfoud - Essaouira - Fez - Figuig - Laayoune - Marrakesh - Meknes - Meski - Moulay-Idriss - Oukaimeden - Rabat - Rissani - Tangier - Tata - Tinaghir - Valee Du Todra - Valee Ziz
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