Monday, May 3, 2010

History of Algeria Culture

The French Period (1830-1962)

Algeria became a colony of France shortly after French military forces invaded the country in 1830 and, for most of the succeeding 130 years, it was a fully-fledged department of the French Republic. During this period significant numbers of people emigrated from France to live in Algeria's cities; in some cases they actually outnumbered the locals and became the majority. French influence on Algeria's culture, economy and society was strong, although it was often resented by the native population who complained of favoritism, exclusion from the political process and the denial of basic rights and freedoms.

Antique-Pink.jpg image by vencazi

Day of the Dead: photo courtesy Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders


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