Jumhuriya al-Jazairiya ad-Dimuqratiya ash-Shabiya (People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Algeria came under French control in the 1850s. The French settlers who subsequently arrived developed political and economic power at the expense of the indigenous Muslim population. In Nov. 1954 the Front de Libération Nationale (FLN), representing the Muslim majority, declared open warfare against the French administration and armed forces. There was extensive loss of life and property during the fighting which continued unabated until March 1962 when a ceasefire was agreed between the French government and the nationalists. Against the wishes of the French in Algeria, Gen. de Gaulle conceded Algerian independence on 3 July 1962.


Prove Reserve Muslim Majority Vote Cast French Administration French Settler 
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Further Reading

  1. Ageron, C.-R., Modern Algeria: a History from 1830 to the Present. London, 1991Google Scholar
  2. Eveno, P., L’Algérie. Paris, 1994Google Scholar
  3. Heggoy, A. A. and Crout, R. R., Historical Dictionary of Algeria. Metuchen (NJ), 1995Google Scholar
  4. Lawless, R. I., Algeria. [Bibliography] 2nd ed. ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1995Google Scholar
  5. Ruedy, J., Modern Algeria: the Origins and Development of a Nation. Indiana Univ. Press, 1992Google Scholar
  6. Stone, M., The Agony of Algeria. Columbia University Press, 1997Google Scholar
  7. Stora, B., Histoire de l’Algérie depuis l’Indépendance. Paris, 1994Google Scholar
  8. Willis, M., The Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History. New York, 1997Google Scholar
  9. National statistical office: Office National des Statistiques, 8 rue des Moussebiline, Algiers. Website: Scholar

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  • Barry Turner

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