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  MSN Encarta - Archive Article - 1939: Morocco
Morocco, a territory of northwest Africa, is divided politically into French Morocco, Spanish Morocco, and the neutral territory of Tangier.
French Morocco comprises the greater part of the region extending from the Atlantic Ocean to Algeria and from the Sahara Desert on the south to the boundary of the Spanish Zone on the north.
Spanish Morocco occupies the territory bordered by the Mediterranean on the north, from Beshir to El Qsarel-Kbir, bounded south by French Morocco, east by Algeria, and west by the Atlantic Ocean.
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_461501409/1939_Morocco.html   (662 words)

  
 Spanish Morocco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spanish Morocco, was the area of Morocco ruled by Spain from 1912 up to 1956, when France and Spain recognised Moroccan independence.
There was a Spanish presence in the area from the time of the 15th century explorations, with formal Spanish possession from the mid-19th century.
In 1958, Spain ceded Tarfaya and in 1969, Spain ceded Ifni to Morocco.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spanish_Morocco   (190 words)

  
 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.
www.bartleby.com /65/mo/Morocco.html   (2071 words)

  
 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.
www.electionworld.org /history/morocco.htm   (731 words)

  
 Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Spanish economy was effectively hollowed out in the late 16th and early 17th centuries of the skills, industry and infrastructure that would be needed to replace the income from the American mines as they petered out during the middle and late 17th century.
Morocco claims the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla and the uninhabited Vélez, Alhucemas, Chafarinas, and Perejil islands, all on the Northern coast of Africa.
During the Second Spanish Republic (1931–1936), Catalonia and the Basque country were given limited self-government, which was lost after the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and restored in 1978 during the transition to democracy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spain   (5496 words)

  
 CNN.com - Tension grows over disputed island - July 18, 2002
Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palcio said on Wednesday Spain intended to end its operation as soon as possible and did not intend to maintain a permanent presence on the island.
Morocco claims the island as part of its territory, but Spain says the island is in dispute and that the two countries had agreed years ago to leave it uninhabited.
Spain believes Morocco was using Perejil to highlight other differences, such as fishing rights, illegal immigration and the Western Sahara, which was annexed by Morocco from Spain in the 1970s and where the United Nations has ruled a self-determination referendum should be held.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/07/17/spain.morocco   (589 words)

  
 NITLE Arab World Project
The principal crops of Morocco are cereals, particularly wheat and barley (4.8 million metric tons in 2001); root crops such as potatoes and sugar beets (1.1 million); vegetables including tomatoes and melons (3.2 million); fruits, particularly grapes and dates (2.6 million); and sugarcane (1.3 million).
Morocco's unit of currency is the dirham, consisting of 100 centimes (10.63 dirhams equal U.S.$1; 2000 average).
In April the Spanish government recognized in principle the independence of Spanish Morocco and the unity of the sultanate, although it retained certain cities and territories.
arabworld.nitle.org /map.php?module_id=4&country_id=2   (3862 words)

  
 Collector Network - Rare US Coins, World Coins, Banknotes, Paper Money, Cards and Stamps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Sultan of Morocco possessed sovereignty in the Northern Zone of Spanish Morocco.
By the latter convention, the Southern Zone of the Spanish protectorate thereby extended from latitude 27'40' Northern to Wadi Draa to the South.
On April 14, 1976, Morocco and Mauritania demarcated the partition of the former Spanish Sahara.
www.collectornetwork.com /article_spanish   (1557 words)

  
 Morocco
Morocco is a country with a very glorious past.
It became the heart of the immense Almoravid and Almohad empires, and the beauty of the great cities of Morocco are a witness to this.
CEUTA, SPANISH MOROCCO: A tiny Spanish city-enclave of just 19 square kilometres on the Moroccan side of the Straits of Gibraltar, ceded to Madrid by the Portuguese over 400 years ago.
us-africa.tripod.com /morocco.html   (1070 words)

  
 Morocco
Spanish Morocco faced fierce resistance and a revolt in 1920 nearly succeeded in driving the Spanish out, when a French and Spanish alliance re-established Spanish authority in 1926.
The region was divided between Morocco and Mauritania in April of that year, with Morocco taking over the remaining one-third of the territory soon after Mauritania succumbed to pressure from Polisario in 1979 and abandoned its claims.
Morocco signed the CRC in 1990 and ratified it in 1993, with a reservation to Article 14 according children freedom of religion, "in view of the fact that Islam is the State religion".
www.law.emory.edu /IFL/legal/morocco.htm   (1622 words)

  
 History of MOROCCO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Morocco is back to its pre-colonial borders, and is ruled still by its pre-colonial dynasty.
The Western Sahara, colonized by Spain from 1884 and subsequently known as the Spanish Sahara, is a desert region between Mauritania and the ocean.
Morocco's response is to annexe the Mauritanian part of the territory.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ac97   (1896 words)

  
 Morocco
Morocco has been the home of the Berbers since the second millennium B.C. In 46, Morocco was annexed by Rome as part of the province of Mauritania until the Vandals overran this portion of the declining empire in the 5th century.
During the 17th and 18th centuries Morocco was one of the Barbary states, the headquarters of pirates who pillaged Mediterranean traders.
Morocco grew into an even greater object of European rivalry by the turn of the century, almost leading to a European war in 1905 when Germany attempted to gain a foothold in the mineral-rich country.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107800.html   (983 words)

  
 May 2003 report, Working conditions in Morocco
In spite of this, Morocco is undergoing a process of urbanisation of its population.
Spanish capital is present in most industrial sectors, with a clear predominance in the textile and chemical industries.
Morocco signed the ILO Convention number 182 from 1999 related to Worst Forms of Child Labour, but not number 138 related to children exploitation, in which minimum age is established.
www.cleanclothes.org /publications/03-05-morocco.htm   (6704 words)

  
 afrol News: Moroccan-Spanish conflict threatens funds for Morocco
Spanish aid and the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement are at stake, but the Moroccan government stands firm.
Morocco however claims Leila always has been Moroccan and that the erected control post is needed in the fight against illegal migration, drug trafficking and terrorism.
Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar in his annual state of the nation speech in Parliament today repeated, between the lines, earlier threats of economic sanctions.
www.afrol.com /News2002/mor017_perejil_spain.htm   (899 words)

  
 Webshots AP News Headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Spanish officials declined to respond to the Moroccan demands until receiving a firm commitment from Morocco it would not retake the island.
Spanish warships continued circled the island, keeping away boats of sightseers and journalists.
Morocco is seen by the West as a valuable friend in the Arab world and one which has supported the United States and its European allies in several international conflicts, most notably the Gulf War against Iraq.
daily.webshots.com /content/ap/current/h31392943.html   (579 words)

  
 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Morocco @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MOROCCO [Morocco], officially Kingdom of Morocco, kingdom (1994 est.
Berbers inhabited Morocco at the end of the 2d millennium BC In Roman times Morocco was roughly coextensive with the province of Mauretania Tingitania.
The Almohads, who succeeded (c.1174) the Almoravids, at first ruled both Morocco and Spain, but the Merinid dynasty (1259-1550), after some triumphs, was limited to Morocco.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:Morocco&refid=ip_almanac_hf   (2077 words)

  
 Medals of the Kingdom of Morocco (IEPE)
In 1958 (northern Morocco), 1975 (Western Sahara), and 1969 (Ifni), previously separated regions of Spanish Morocco were rejoined to the state.
Obverse: A golden ring with the enameled Spanish coat of arms (blue eagle between gold pillars with the coat of arms on the chest) in the center, surrounded by a wreath of green palm leaves, tied with a red bow at the bottom.
This "Green March" served to press Morocco's claims to the region and led to the eveutulal withdrawal of Mauritanian and Spanish pretensions in the region.
faculty.winthrop.edu /haynese/medals/morocco.html   (3888 words)

  
 Morocco - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is bound by Western Sahara to the southwest, Algeria to the southeast and east, the Mediterranean sea to the northeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
In 1975 Spain withdrew from Spanish Sahara and in Nov. 1975 Morocco invaded Spanish Sahara along with Mauritania and occupied it jointly.
In Sept. 1992 Morocco included Western Sahara in its nationwide constitutional referendum and in Oct. 1992 held local council elections there as well, although planned legislative elections to be held there were postponed.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/morocco.htm   (1365 words)

  
 Ceuta, Spanish Morocco: Eremitage of San Antonio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was rebuilt in 1960 and that is as much as the guide books can tell you about its history- except that it was a convent and that it never housed the real saint of Antonio.
The style chosen here is different enough from main Spanish religious architecture to have inspired the establishment of a Mexican restaurant right across the road.
You find great views from here towards Europe, and the strange mountain of Gibraltar is here seen from an angle different from what most photos show, looking like it is falling over into the Mediterranean side of the sea.
lexicorient.com /morocco/ceuta02.htm   (209 words)

  
 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The old man recalled how the Spanish troops attacked the countryside with internationally-banned weapons, devastating his small farmland and thousands of acres of fertile lands.
From there, they were calling on the Spanish government to admit such crimes and at least offer an apology, let alone to pay reparations for many Moroccans who were afflicted with cancer.
In this regard, Amari pointed out to a comparative study by the British researcher and historian Sebastian Balfour that concluded Spanish chemical attacks were the only plausible and scientifically accepted cause behind the spread of cancer among Moroccans in the area.
islamonline.net /English/News/2004-09/08/article07.shtml   (784 words)

  
 Ceuta, Spanish Morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When Spain handed over most of northern Morocco to the newly independent kingdom in 1956, they kept Ceuta and Melilla (about 250 kms further east) as well as some uninhabited islands off the northern coast.
It has been under Spanish control since 1580, and if you ask one of the locals here about the enclaves' future, you will understand that there is little motivation for entering Morocco proper.
To the east, around and near the real peninsula, practically all inhabitants are Spanish, and the feel to everything around you is all Spanish.
www.lexicorient.com /morocco/ceuta.htm   (297 words)

  
 Spanish
Señora Marie Erickson was born a Spanish citizen in Spanish Morocco.
Señora Collier was born in Saginaw and raised in a bilingual family with English as her first and Spanish as her second language.
Spanish education begins in kindergarten in the Midland schools.
www.cre.mps.k12.mi.us /spanish.htm   (452 words)

  
 FORWARD : FastForward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Still, as the years passed she found that she was haunted by a language she knew only in bits and pieces, from memories of conversations overhead among older relatives.
Over time, though, rarely used Spanish sounds, structures and vocabulary began to be forgotten and disappear, to be replaced with elements from Hebrew and the local Arabic and Berber languages.
Although the Jews of northern Morocco inevitably came to adopt many of the local customs, they maintained a more Mediterranean way of life than was found in the rest of the country.
www.forward.com /issues/2001/01.02.09/fast1.html   (1285 words)

  
 Spanish Morocco on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Following the World Court at the Hague' s "consultive opinion" that the Spanish Sahara should be free of Spanish colonial rule, King HASSAN II of Morocco announced the organi (PAR166069)
Following the World Court at the Hague' s "consultive opinion" that the Spanish Sahara should be free of Spanish colonial rule, King HASSAN II of Morocco announced the organi (PAR166070)
Following the World Court at the Hague' s "consultive opinion" that the Spanish Sahara should be free of Spanish colonial rule, King HASSAN II of Morocco announced the organi (PAR166099)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/x/x-s1panm1or.asp   (671 words)

  
 Morocco denies Spanish lawmakers' entry - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Though there was no official explanation for the denial of entry, Moroccan news sources alleged the Spanish officials were supporters of pro-independence groups.
The Spanish government said they were there to investigate human rights in Western Sahara, Spain's El Mundo newspaper reported Thursday.
Morocco seized control of Western Sahara after Spain withdrew in 1975.
washingtontimes.com /upi-breaking/20050609-105642-2936r.htm   (115 words)

  
 Morocco on Encyclopedia.com
Morocco's Economic Prospects: daunting challenges ahead.(Statistical Data Included)
Impact on workers of reduced trade barriers: the case of Tunisia and Morocco.
The Casbah Connection.(the roots of terrorism in Morocco)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/Morocco.asp   (411 words)

  
 WAIS - World Affairs Report
It is now learned from the government that rebels seized the radio station in Ceuta, Spanish Morocco, and broadcast an announcement purporting to have been issued by the Seville radio station stating that all government buildings in Madrid had been seized.
It was officially denied that the rebels' plan was gradually to close in on the capital and strike here last.
Only in Morocco are there still parts of our army that are showing a hostile attitude toward the republic.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/Spain/spain_onthisday.html   (1105 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Spanish Morocco (North African History) - Encyclopedia
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reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/X/X-SpanMor.html   (112 words)

  
 Morocco expels Spanish journalist
A Spanish journalist was expelled Thursday from Laayoune after she lied about her occupation to the borders police, police sources disclosed.
She soon changed her statements, affirming she is a journalist for Berria website, and that she came to Morocco to cover the incidents that have recently occurred in the southern province of Laayoune.
The Polisario Front lays claim to Morocco's southern provinces that were retrieved by Morocco in 1975 under Madrid Accords, signed with Spain and Mauritania.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/050603/2005060328.html   (260 words)

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