Mohammad V And Moroccan Nationalism

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As consequence of this exile “Mohammad V appealed to the rural local armies which had once posed a threat to his rule by organizing them around the issue of Moroccan nationalism.” Furthermore, he kept on building alliances “using pre-existing colonial structures and appeals to the rural elite.”
In that event and upon independence, the now King Mohammad V attained total control from the French colonial regime. The monarchy as the utter representative of the institution already benefited from religious legitimacy as well as a new popularity that came from endorsing the independence movement. According to Suzan Miller (2013) “the king’s pre-existing alliances with the rural elite, the monarchy also enjoyed control over both armed groups within
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Unlike in the Jordanian case, the Moroccan monarch’s royal power is deemed “separate from the executive branch, and is a category on its own.” The King of Morocco is therefore provided with greater power and control than his Jordanian counterpart as a result of this distinction. In many instances, the Moroccan constitution codifies “that the monarch has farther reaching jurisdiction and unilateral control of the regime than any other political …show more content…
The Moroccan monarchy subsisted prior to French colonization and took part in the independence movement. Simply put, the historical legacy of the Moroccan monarchy confers to the King of Morocco legitimacy. In addition it also accounts for the pronounced subordination of the military outfit in the Moroccan

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