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    Colonization In Algeria

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    country, Algeria is a country that immediately comes to mind. It is a country whose culture, as well as conflicts, has been almost entirely rooted as a lasting legacy of colonization. Algeria is located in Northern Africa, possessing a terrain that is generally split into the mountainous Mediterranean of the north and the deserts (including the Sahara) of the south (Algeria) .In order to understand how the French maintained such a strong hold in Algerian policy and culture, it is important to understand some historical context of the country. Algeria had been previously occupied by the Ottoman empire, until they were ultimately invaded by the French in 1830 (Balch). Algerians…

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    Algeria Hostage Crisis

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    story similar to Bright, but focuses on a more detail information of the event and gives a brief overview on who Mkohtar Belmokhtar is. Despite the conflicting styles, both authors show case The Algerian situation for the readers to understand what is being stated in their articles. In the introduction of both articles, the authors introduce the topic, which is about the Algerian army trying to sustain a hostage situation. Both authors continue to explain the situation by their choices of words…

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    Algeria had one of the most violent decolonization processes in history. From 1830 to 1962, Algeria was a colony controlled and dominated by the French. French Algeria was created in 1827, when the French launched a war of conquest against the natives. They modernized the agricultural system and economy, however they did not help in many other ways. They lived separately from the Algerians, and enjoyed social and economic privileges others did not (Brown). Algerians were treated as second-class…

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    The colony of Algeria was one of many that was established by the French in order to rectify their diminishing image on the international spectrum. Throughout history, the nation of France has seemed to be in the shadows of Great Britain as well as struggling to keep up with their advancements. Throughout the 19th century, France experienced its fair share of losses, bad leaders, and through their eyes, national embarrassment. The revolution began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790s which…

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    The word rai music has been able to create a distinct place in the Algerian history. The word rai means opinion. In the Algerian society, this genre of music has had a controversial position. Rai started off more as an expression of taboo topics, such as sexuality. It was the singer’s way of expressing their opinions and feeling about such taboo topics. So generally, in a growingly conservative society, rai was seen as “dirty,” “impure” and was looked down upon. In this paper, I am to look at…

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    Imperialism of France and Algeria Imperialism was a powerful force around the world throughout the 1800s. One place that was greatly affected by Imperialism was Africa. Imperialism is when a country exploits a weaker country for resources, new markets, or Nationalist gain. Powers such as Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal were scrambling for land in Africa. These European powers wanted the resources and land in Africa. The European’s were able to defeat African tribes due…

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    others” (Roberts,98). With their advanced weaponry the colonial powers were able to maintain “the suppression of inter-tribal warfare” (Roberts,98). The significance of this was that they were able to solve some of the problems that the natives had to begin with, but at the same time they introduced many new ones that they have never seen before. Another aspect that the colonial powers had brought the natives was Christianity and education. “European language, Christian monogamy… [and] literacy…

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    These effects can be found in multiple areas of Algerian life and culture. One such area is that of language. The prolonged presence of French peoples in Algeria meant that the French language inevitably permeated everyday Algerian life. The long-term effects of this permeation can be seen in the mounting attention that francophone authors have been receiving from renowned critics and competitions. Yet, while “the awarding of prestigious literary prizes to francophone Maghrebian authors has…

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    Et Teffeh Play Analysis

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    On September 7th, Indiana University Cinemas presented an Algerian play called “Et’teffeh” (means “Apples”). This is a popular play in Algeria, which successfully revealed the traditional culture and tradition of Algeria. Only three actors played the whole play, however actors are all experienced, which made the content more interesting. Istijman, the organization that takes the responsibilities of this play, is a small experimental theater organization that wants to spread the culture of…

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    The Battle of Algiers is a film set in 1954 that brings attention to the conflict of independence being sought by the Algerians. We see fear and violence begin to escalate as the city of Algeria fights for independence from the French. After a violent uprising, the Algerians finally achieve their goals and aspirations of independence in 1962. Conflict is defined as “a perceived divergence of interest,” (Pruitt and Kim, 7). This means that the underlying issue is the way that the conflict is…

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