The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism

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Algeria: From Anti-colonial Struggle to Complicity with Imperialism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91206-6_185-1
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The Algerian resistance to French colonialism began decades before one of the most significant revolutions in the twentieth century. The Algerian revolution is an archetype of the anti-colonial revolution in the post-Second World War era and embodied an example for independence struggles throughout the Third World.

Introduction

The year 2014 marks the commemoration of the 52nd Anniversary of the national political independence of Algeria and the 60th birthday of the Algerian revolution that started in November 1954. The Algerian people resisted French colonial oppression for decades before leading one of the greatest and most important revolutions in the twentieth century against the NATO-supported second colonial power in the world.

Any discussion around decolonisation and anti-imperialism cannot ignore the importance of Algeria and how its revolution was so inspiring to many oppressed people all...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Transnational InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands