• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Algeria came under French control in the 1850s. French settlers 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. There was extensive loss of life and property during the fighting which continued unabated until March 1962 when a ceasefre 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.


Prime Minister Parliamentary Election Muslim Majority National Reconciliation French Settler 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Further Reading

  1. Ageron, C.-R., Modern Algeria: a History from 1830 to the Present. London, 1991Google Scholar
  2. Heggoy, A. A. and Crout, R. R., Historical Dictionary of Algeria. Metuchen (NJ), 1995Google Scholar
  3. Roberts, Hugh, Te Battlefeld: Algeria 1998–2002, Studies in a Broken Polity. Verso, London, 2003Google Scholar
  4. Ruedy, J., Modern Algeria: the Origins and Development of a Nation. Indiana Univ. Press, 1992Google Scholar
  5. Stone, M., Te Agony of Algeria. Columbia University Press, 1997Google Scholar
  6. Volpi, Frédéric, Islam and Democracy: Te Failure of Dialogue in Algeria, 1998–2001. Pluto Press, London, 2003Google Scholar
  7. Willis, M., Te Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History. New York, 1997Google Scholar
  8. National Statistical Office: Office National des Statistiques, 8–10 rue des Moussebilines, Algiers.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Turner

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations