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French Colonialism in Algeria

Genocide, settler colonialism, and oppression. The story of French Algeria.

In 1960, the French authorities recorded portraits of villagers from Algeria to issue identity cards for closer monitoring. The women were forced to take off their veils and reveal their faces, something which would normally only happen in private. Credits: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/in-1960-the-french-authorities-recorded-portraits-of-news-photo/530692462?adppopup=true

French involvement in Algeria began in 1830 following the invasion of Algiers and was the pretext for a diplomatic incident, the Fan Affair of 1823, which led to a blockade and then further tensions erupted, resulting in the invasion. The result of the assault was a decisive French…

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Tarik Ata

Tarik Ata

History with Politics graduate, currently doing an MA in Global History. Freelance Writer. I have a wide array of interests far too many for this bio.