Algeria - Research Article from Governments of the World

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History

In the early history of the region, the area that later became Algeria was occupied by several foreign powers. The Berbers are the oldest inhabitants of that land. The Phoenicians also established themselves in that region in 1,100 B.C.E., and the Romans conquered it in 146 B.C.E. In the fifth century the Vandals invaded the region, followed by the Byzantine Empire, and in the seventh century the Arabs conquered the area and made it part of the Arabo-Islamic Empire. From 1518 to 1830, Algeria was part of the Ottoman Empire (1299–1922), which protected it against the imperial ambitions of the Europeans. When the Ottoman Empire started to weaken, France invaded Algeria in 1830. It took the French forty years to subdue the Algerians by quelling the resistance led by Emir Abdel Kader (1808–1883), the forefather of modern Algeria. The French rule, which lasted for 130 years, was characterized by brutal...

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