Algeria

Algeria

by Daniel E. Harmon
     
 

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The vast North African country of Algeria became independent in 1962 after a brutal eight-year-long war against France. Unfortunately, Algeria has not had a stable history, as various leaders have seized power through military coups. In 1991 a rising Islamist movement in the country led to a civil war that lasted for more than a decade and resulted in over 150,000

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Overview

The vast North African country of Algeria became independent in 1962 after a brutal eight-year-long war against France. Unfortunately, Algeria has not had a stable history, as various leaders have seized power through military coups. In 1991 a rising Islamist movement in the country led to a civil war that lasted for more than a decade and resulted in over 150,000 deaths. Algerians are still attempting to put the tragedies of the past behind them and rebuild their country.

Algeria is fortunate to control many important resources, including vast reserves of oil and national gas. However, since 2011 there have been numerous protects against the government, with people demanding more jobs, better housing, ad a more-open and transparent political system. Much work must be done to ensure a peaceful prosperous future for all Algerians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422221914
Publisher:
National Highlights Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Series:
Evolution of Africa's Major Nations Series
Pages:
79
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
1120L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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