North Africa
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North Africa

Geographical area stretching from the Atlantic coast of present-day Morocco in the west to the Suez Canal and the Red Sea in the east.

The territories in question experienced various phases of political and military subjugation by the European colonial powers before the outbreak of the First World War. The North African territories were subject to differing external and internal political arrangements, and were then administered under direct and indirect forms of rule. France claimed formal sovereignty in Al…

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Cornelissen, Christoph, “North Africa”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0440>
First published online: 2015



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