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French Algeria
Algeria
(French: Alger to 1839, then Algérie afterwards;[1] unofficially Algérie française,[2][3] Arabic: الجزائر المستعمرة‎), also known as Colonial Algeria, began in 1830 with the invasion of Algiers
Algiers
and lasted until 1962, under a variety of governmental systems. From 1848 until independence, the whole Mediterranean region of Algeria
Algeria
was administered as an integral part of France. One of France's longest-held overseas territories, Algeria
Algeria
became a destination for hundreds of thousands of European immigrants known as colons and, later, as pieds-noirs. However, the indigenous Muslim population remained a majority of the territory's population throughout its history. Gradually, dissatisfaction among the Muslim population with its lack of political and economic status fueled calls for greater political autonomy, and eventually independence from France. Tensions between the two population groups came to a head in 1954, when the first violent events began of what was later called the Algerian War, characterized by guerrilla warfare and illegal methods used by the French in order to put down the revolt. The war concluded in 1962, when Algeria
Algeria
gained independence following the March 1962 Evian agreements
Evian agreements
and the July 1962 self-determination referendum. During its last years of existence, French Algeria
Algeria
was the founding member state of the United Nations, NATO, and the European Economic Community (later the European Union).

Contents

1 History

1.1 Initial conflicts 1.2 French conquest of Algeria

1.2.1 Fly Whisk Incident (April 1827) 1.2.2 Invasion of Algiers
Algiers
(June 1830) 1.2.3 Characterization as genocide

2 Popular revolts against the French occupation

2.1 Conquest of the Algerian territories under the July Monarchy (1830–1848) 2.2 Resistance of Lalla Fadhma N'Soumer 2.3 Resistance of Emir Abd al Qadir

3 French rule

3.1 Demography 3.2 Hegemony of the colons 3.3 Discrimination

4 Government and administration

4.1 Initial settling of Algeria
Algeria
(1830–48) 4.2 Colonisation and military control 4.3 Under the French Second Republic
French Second Republic
and Second Empire (1848–70) 4.4 Land and colonisers 4.5 Under the Third Republic (1870–1940)

4.5.1 Comte and colonialism in the Third Republic 4.5.2 Kabylie
Kabylie
insurrection 4.5.3 Conquest of the southwestern territories 4.5.4 Conquest of the Sahara

4.6 During World War II (1940–45) 4.7 Under the Fourth Republic (1946–58) 4.8 Under the Fifth Republic (1958–62)

5 Post-colonial relations 6 Algérie française 7 See also 8 References 9 Further reading

9.1 In French

10 External links

History[edit] Initial conflicts[edit] Purchase of Christian slaves by French monks in Algiers
Algiers
in 1662 Bombardment of Algiers
Algiers
in 1682, by Abraham Duquesne See also: Barbary slave trade
Barbary slave trade
and European enclaves in North Africa before 1830 Since the 1516 capture of Algiers
Algiers
by the Ottoman admirals, the brothers Ours and Hayreddin Barbarossa, Algeria
Algeria
had been a base for conflict and piracy in the Mediterranean. In 1681, Louis XIV
Louis XIV
asked Admiral Abraham Duquesne
Abraham Duquesne
to fight the Berber pirates and also ordered a large-scale attack on Algiers
Algiers
between 1682 and 1683 on the pretext of assisting Christian captives.[4] Again, Jean II d'Estrées bombarded Tripoli
Tripoli
and Algiers
Algiers
from 1685 to 1688. An ambassador from Algiers
Algiers
visited the Court in Versailles, and a Treaty was signed in 1690 that provided peace throughout the 18th century.[5] During the Directory regime of the First French Republic
First French Republic
(1795–99), the Bacri and the Busnach, Jewish negotiators of Algiers, provided important quantities of grain for Napoleon's soldiers who participated in the Italian campaign of 1796. However, Bonaparte refused to pay the bill back, claiming it was excessive. In 1820, Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
paid back half of the Directory's debts. The dey, who had loaned to the Bacri 250,000 francs, requested from France
France
the rest of the money.

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History of Algeria

Prehistory Aterian
Aterian
Culture (80,000 BC) Iberomaurusian
Iberomaurusian
Culture (20,000 BC) Capsian culture
Capsian culture
(10,000 BC) Rock art in Oran, Djelfa, Tassili and Ahaggar

African humid period Roknia Madghacen Jedars

Related: Archeology of Algeria

Antiquity Getulia
Getulia
(~500 BC–40 AD) Numidia
Numidia
(202–46 BC) Punic Wars
Punic Wars
(264–146 BC) Jugurthine War
Jugurthine War
(111–106 BC) Roman Mauretania and Africa (146 BC–590 AD) Vandalic War
Vandalic War
(533–534 AD) Prefecture of Africa (534–585 AD) Exarchate of Africa
Exarchate of Africa
(585–698 AD)

Early African Church Partenia Fossatum Africae Gemellae

Middle Ages Arab conquest (647–709 AD) Umayyads
Umayyads
(703–744 AD) Ifranids (742–1066 AD) Muhallabids
Muhallabids
(771–793 AD) Rustamids (776–909 AD) Idrisids (789–828 AD) Aghlabids
Aghlabids
(800–909 AD) Fatimids
Fatimids
(909–1171 AD) Maghrawas (970–1068 AD) Zirids (973–1152 AD) Hammadids
Hammadids
(1014–1152 AD) Almoravids (1040–1147 AD) Almohads (1121–1269 AD) Marinids (1215–1465 AD) Hafsids (1229–1574 AD) Ziyyanids (1235–1556 AD)

Modern timesOttoman Algeria
Algeria
(16th - 19th centuries)

Regency of Algiers Ottoman governors Emirate of Ait Abbas Emirate of Kuku Barbary pirates Barbary Slave Trade First Barbary War Second Barbary War

French Algeria
Algeria
(19th - 20th centuries)

French conquest French governors Resistance Pacification Emir Abdelkader Fatma N'Soumer Mokrani Revolt Cheikh Bouamama Nationalism RCUA FLN GPRA Algerian War 1958 putsch 1961 putsch Évian Accords Independence referendum Pied-Noir Harkis Oujda Group

Contemporary era1960s–80s

Arab nationalism 1965 putsch Berber Spring 1988 Riots

1990s

Algerian Civil War
Algerian Civil War
(Timeline) FIS GIA List of massacres High Council of State Civil Concord

2000s to present

Peace Charter AQIM Arab Spring

Related topics Outline of Algeria Military history of Algeria(List of wars involving Algeria) Postal history of Algeria(List of people on stamps of Algeria) History of North Africa vte The Dey
Dey
of Algiers
Algiers
himself was weak politically, economically, and militarily. Algeria
Algeria
was then part of the Barbary States, along with today's Tunisia – which depended on the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
then led by Mahmud II
Mahmud II
— but enjoyed relative independence. The Barbary Coast
Barbary Coast
was then the stronghold of the Berber pirates, which carried out raids against European and American ships. Bombardment of Algiers
Algiers
in August 1816 by the British Royal Navy, commanded by Lord Exmouth and painted by Thomas Luny. Conflicts between the Barbary States
Barbary States
and the newly independent United States
United States
of America culminated in the First (1801–05) and Second (1815) Barbary Wars. An Anglo-Dutch force, led by Admiral Lord Exmouth, carried out a punitive expedition, the August 1816 bombardment of Algiers. The Dey
Dey
was forced to sign the Barbary treaties, while the technological advance of U.S., British, and French forces overwhelmed the Algerians' expertise at naval warfare.[citation needed] The name of "Algeria" itself came from the French. Following the conquest under the July monarchy, the Algerian territories, disputed with the Ottoman Empire, were first named "French possessions in North Africa" before being called "Algeria" by Marshal General Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Duke of Dalmatia, in 1839.[6]

French conquest of Algeria[edit] Main article: French conquest of Algeria The French colonial empire
French colonial empire
in 1920 The conquest of Algeria
Algeria
was initiated in the last days of the Bourbon Restoration by Charles X, as an attempt to increase his popularity amongst the French people, particularly in Paris, where many veterans of the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
lived. His intention was to bolster patriotic sentiment, and distract attention from ineptly handled domestic policies by "skirmishing against the dey".[7]

Fly Whisk Incident (April 1827)[edit] In the 1790s, France
France
had contracted to purchase wheat for the French army from two merchants in Algiers, Messrs. Bacri and Boushnak, and was in arrears paying them. These merchants, Bacri and Boushnak who had debts to the dey, claimed inability to pay those debts until France
France
paid its debts to them. The dey had unsuccessfully negotiated with Pierre Deval, the French consul, to rectify this situation, and he suspected Deval of collaborating with the merchants against him, especially when the French government made no provisions for repaying the merchants in 1820. Deval's nephew Alexandre, the consul in Bône, further angered the dey by fortifying French storehouses in Bône
Bône
and La Calle against the terms of prior agreements.[8] After a contentious meeting in which Deval refused to provide satisfactory answers on 29 April 1827, the dey struck Deval with his fly whisk. Charles X used this slight against his diplomatic representative to first demand an apology from the dey, and then to initiate a blockade against the port of Algiers. France
France
demanded that the dey send an ambassador to France
France
to resolve the incident. When the dey responded with cannon fire directed toward one of the blockading ships, the French determined that more forceful action was required.[9]

Invasion of Algiers
Algiers
(June 1830)[edit] Main article: Invasion of Algiers
Algiers
in 1830 The attack of Admiral Duperré during the take-over of Algiers
Algiers
in 1830 Fighting at the gates of Algiers
Algiers
in 1830 Ornate Ottoman cannon, length: 385cm, cal:178mm, weight: 2910, stone projectile, founded 8 October 1581 in Algiers, seized by France
France
at Algiers
Algiers
in 1830. Musée de l'Armée, Paris. Pierre Deval and other French residents of Algiers
Algiers
left for France, while the Minister of War, Clermont-Tonnerre, proposed a military expedition. However, the Count of Villèle, an ultra-royalist, President of the Council and the monarch's heir, opposed any military action. The Restoration finally decided to blockade Algiers
Algiers
for three years. Meanwhile, the Berber pirates were able to exploit the geography of the coast with ease. Before the failure of the blockade, the Restoration decided on 31 January 1830 to engage a military expedition against Algiers. Admiral Duperré commandeered an armada of 600 ships that originated from Toulon, leading it to Algiers. Using Napoleon's 1808 contingency plan for the invasion of Algeria, General de Bourmont
General de Bourmont
then landed 27 kilometres (17 mi) west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
Sidi Ferruch
on 14 June 1830, with 34,000 soldiers. In response to the French, the Algerian dey ordered an opposition consisting of 7,000 janissaries, 19,000 troops from the beys of Constantine and Oran, and about 17,000 Kabyles. The French established a strong beachhead and pushed toward Algiers, thanks in part to superior artillery and better organization. The French troops took the advantage on 19 June during the battle of Staouéli, and entered Algiers
Algiers
on 5 July after a three-week campaign. The dey agreed to surrender in exchange for his freedom and the offer to retain possession of his personal wealth. Five days later, he exiled himself with his family, departing on a French ship for the Italian peninsula, then under the control of the Austrian Empire. 2,500 janissaries also quit the Algerian territories, heading for Asia,[clarification needed] on 11 July. The dey's departure ended 313 years of Ottoman rule of the territory. The French army
French army
then recruited the first zouaves (a title given to certain light infantry regiments) in October, followed by the spahis regiments, while France
France
expropriated all the land properties belonging to the Turkish settlers, known as Beliks. In the western region of Oran, Sultan Abderrahmane of Morocco, the Commander of the Believers, could not remain indifferent to the massacres committed by the French Christian troops and to belligerent calls to enter jihad from the marabouts. Despite the diplomatic rupture between Morocco
Morocco
and the Two Sicilies in 1830, and the naval warfare engaged against the Austrian Empire as well as with Spain, then headed by Ferdinand VII, Sultan Abderrahmane lent his support to the Algerian insurgency triggered by Abd El-Kader. The latter would fight for years against the French. Directing an army of 12,000 men, Abd El-Kader first organized the blockade of Oran. Algerian refugees were welcomed by the Moroccan population, while the Sultan recommended that the authorities of Tetuan
Tetuan
assist them, by providing jobs in the administration or the military forces. The inhabitants of Tlemcen, close to the Moroccan border, asked that they be placed under the Sultan's authority in order to escape the invaders. Abderrahmane thus named his nephew, Prince Moulay Ali, as Caliph
Caliph
of Tlemcen, charged with the protection of the city. In retaliation France
France
executed two Moroccans: Mohamed Beliano and Benkirane as spies, while their goods were seized by the military governor of Oran, General Boyer. Hardly had the news of the capture of Algiers
Algiers
reached Paris
Paris
than Charles X was deposed during the Three Glorious Days
Three Glorious Days
of July 1830, and his cousin Louis-Philippe, the "citizen king", was named to preside over a constitutional monarchy. The new government, composed of liberal opponents of the Algiers
Algiers
expedition, was reluctant to pursue the conquest begun by the old regime, but withdrawing from Algeria proved more difficult than conquering it.[citation needed]

Characterization as genocide[edit] Main article: Demographic catastrophes in Algeria
Algeria
(1830-1871) Some governments and scholars have called France's conquest of Algeria a genocide for example, Ben Kiernan an Australian expert on the Cambodian genocide[10] wrote in Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide
Genocide
and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur on the French conquest of Algeria:[11]

By 1875, the French conquest was complete. The war had killed approximately 825,000 indigenous Algerians since 1830. A long shadow of genocidal hatred persisted, provoking a French author to protest in 1882 that in Algeria, "we hear it repeated every day that we must expel the native and if necessary destroy him." As a French statistical journal urged five years late, "the system of extermination must give way to a policy of penetration."

-Ben Kiernan, Blood and Soil

In response to France's recognition of Armenian Genocide, Turkey accused France
France
of committing genocide against 15% of Algeria's population.[12][13]

Popular revolts against the French occupation[edit] Conquest of the Algerian territories under the July Monarchy (1830–1848)[edit] Sylvain Charles Valée Hadj Ahmed Bey Battle of Somah (1836) On 1 December 1830, King Louis-Philippe named the Duc de Rovigo as head of military staff in Algeria. De Rogivo took control of Bône
Bône
and initiated colonisation of the land. He was recalled in 1833 due to the overtly violent nature of the repression. Wishing to avoid a conflict with Morocco, Louis-Philippe sent an extraordinary mission to the sultan, mixed with displays of military might, sending war ships to the bay of Tangiers. An ambassador was sent to Sultan Moulay Abderrahmane in February 1832, headed by the Count of Mornay and including the painter Eugène Delacroix. The sultan, however, refused French demands to evacuate Tlemcen. In 1834, France
France
annexed as a colony the occupied areas of Algeria, which had an estimated Muslim
Muslim
population of about two million. Colonial administration in the occupied areas — the so-called régime du sabre (government of the sword) — was placed under a governor general, a high-ranking army officer invested with civil and military jurisdiction, who was responsible to the minister of war. Marshal Bugeaud, who became the first governor-general, headed the conquest. Soon after the conquest of Algiers, the soldier-politician Bertrand Clauzel and others formed a company to acquire agricultural land and, despite official discouragement, to subsidize its settlement by European farmers, triggering a land rush. Clauzel recognized the farming potential of the Mitidja Plain
Mitidja Plain
and envisioned the large-scale production there of cotton. As governor-general (1835–36), he used his office to make private investments in land and encouraged army officers and bureaucrats in his administration to do the same. This development created a vested interest among government officials in greater French involvement in Algeria. Commercial interests with influence in the government also began to recognize the prospects for profitable land speculation in expanding the French zone of occupation. They created large agricultural tracts, built factories and businesses, and hired local labor. Among others testimonies, Lieutenant-colonel Lucien de Montagnac wrote on 15 March 1843, in a letter to a friend:

All populations who do not accept our conditions must be despoiled. Everything must be seized, devastated, without age or sex distinction: grass must not grow any more where the French army
French army
has set foot. Who wants the end wants the means, whatever may say our philanthropists. I personally warn all good soldiers whom I have the honour to lead that if they happen to bring me a living Arab, they will receive a beating with the flat of the saber.... This is how, my dear friend, we must make war against Arabs: kill all men over the age of fifteen, take all their women and children, load them onto naval vessels, send them to the Marquesas Islands
Marquesas Islands
or elsewhere. In one word, annihilate all who will not crawl beneath our feet like dogs.[14] Pierrier à boîte
Pierrier à boîte
cannon seized in Constantine by French troops in 1837 Whatever initial misgivings Louis Philippe's government may have had about occupying Algeria, the geopolitical realities of the situation created by the 1830 intervention argued strongly for reinforcing French presence there. France
France
had reason for concern that Britain, which was pledged to maintain the territorial integrity of the Ottoman Empire, would move to fill the vacuum left by a French withdrawal. The French devised elaborate plans for settling the hinterland left by Ottoman provincial authorities in 1830, but their efforts at state-building were unsuccessful on account of lengthy armed resistance.

Capture of Constantine by French troops, 13 October 1837. Horace Vernet. The most successful local opposition immediately after the fall of Algiers
Algiers
was led by Ahmad ibn Muhammad, bey of Constantine. He initiated a radical overhaul of the Ottoman administration in his beylik by replacing Turkish officials with local leaders, making Arabic the official language, and attempting to reform finances according to the precepts of Islam. After the French failed in several attempts to gain some of the bey's territories through negotiation, an ill-fated invasion force, led by Bertrand Clauzel, had to retreat from Constantine in 1836 in humiliation and defeat. However, the French captured Constantine under Sylvain Charles Valée
Sylvain Charles Valée
the following year, on 13 October 1837. Historians generally set the indigenous population of Algeria
Algeria
at one and a half million in 1830.[15] Although the Algerian population decreased at some point under French rule, most certainly between 1866 and 1872,[16] the French military was not responsible for the full extent of this decrease, as a fraction of these deaths could be explained by the locust plagues of 1866 and 1868, as well as by a rigorous winter in 1867–68, which caused a famine followed by an epidemic of cholera.[17]

Resistance of Lalla Fadhma N'Soumer[edit] Main article: Lalla Fatma N'Soumer A print showing Fadhma N'Soumer during combat The French began their occupation of Algiers
Algiers
in 1830, starting with a landing in Algiers. As occupation turned into colonization, Kabylie remained the only region independent of the French government. Pressure on the region increased, and the will of her people to resist and defend Kabylie
Kabylie
increased as well. A turning point in Lalla Fadma's life was the arrival in Kabylie, in about 1849, of a mysterious man who presented himself as Mohamed ben Abdallah (the name of the Prophet), but who is more commonly known as Bou Baghla. He was probably an ex-lieutenant in the army of Emir Abdelkader, defeated for the last time by the French in 1847. Bou Baghla refused to surrender at that battle, and retreated to Kabylie. From there he began a war against the French armies and their allies, often employing guerrilla tactics. Bou Baghla was a relentless fighter, and very eloquent in Arabic. He was very religious, and some legends tell about his thaumaturgic skills. Bou Baghla went often to Summer to talk with the high-ranking members of the religious community, and Lalla Fadhma was soon attracted by his strong personality. At the same time, the relentless combatant was attracted by a woman so resolutely willing to contribute, by any means possible, to the war against the French. With her inspiring speeches, she convinced many men to fight as imseblen (volunteers ready to die as martyrs) and she herself, together with other women, participated in combat by providing cooking, medicines, and comfort to the fighting forces. Traditional sources tell that a strong bond was formed between Lalla Fadhma and Bou Baghla. She saw this as a wedding of peers, rather than the traditional submission as a slave to a husband. In fact, at that time Bou Baghla left his first wife (Fatima Bent Sidi Aissa) and sent back to her owner a slave he had as a concubine (Halima Bent Messaoud). But on her side, Lalla Fadhma wasn't free: even if she was recognized as tamnafeqt ("woman who left her husband to get back to his family", a Kabylie
Kabylie
institution), the matrimonial tie with her husband was still in place, and only her husband's will could free her. However he did not agree to, even when offered large bribes. The love between Fadhma and Bou remained platonic, but there were public expressions of this feeling between the two. Fadhma was personally present at many fights in which Bou Baghla was involved, particularly the battle of Tachekkirt won by Bou Baghla forces (18–19 July 1854), where the French General Jacques Louis César Randon was caught but managed to escape later. On 26 December 1854, Bou Baghla was killed; some sources claim it was due to the treason of some of his allies. The resistance remained without a charismatic leader and a commander able to guide it efficiently. For this reason, during the first months of 1855, on a sanctuary built on top of the Azru Nethor peak, not far from the village where Fadhma was born, there was a great council among combatants and important figures of the tribes in Kabylie. They decided to grant Lalla Fadhma, assisted by her brothers, the command of combat.

Resistance of Emir Abd al Qadir[edit] Abd el-Kader The French faced other opposition as well in the area. The superior of a religious brotherhood, Muhyi ad Din, who had spent time in Ottoman jails for opposing the bey's rule, launched attacks against the French and their makhzen allies at Oran
Oran
in 1832. In the same year, jihad was declared[18] and to lead it tribal elders chose Muhyi ad Din's son, twenty-five-year-old Abd al Qadir. Abd al Qadir, who was recognized as Amir al-Muminin (commander of the faithful), quickly gained the support of tribes throughout Algeria. A devout and austere marabout, he was also a cunning political leader and a resourceful warrior. From his capital in Tlemcen, Abd al Qadir set about building a territorial Muslim
Muslim
state based on the communities of the interior but drawing its strength from the tribes and religious brotherhoods. By 1839, he controlled more than two-thirds of Algeria. His government maintained an army and a bureaucracy, collected taxes, supported education, undertook public works, and established agricultural and manufacturing cooperatives to stimulate economic activity. The French in Algiers
Algiers
viewed with concern the success of a Muslim government and the rapid growth of a viable territorial state that barred the extension of European settlement. Abd al Qadir fought running battles across Algeria
Algeria
with French forces, which included units of the Foreign Legion, organized in 1831 for Algerian service. Although his forces were defeated by the French under General Thomas Bugeaud in 1836, Abd al Qadir negotiated a favorable peace treaty the next year. The treaty of Tafna gained conditional recognition for Abd al Qadir's regime by defining the territory under its control and salvaged his prestige among the tribes just as the shaykhs were about to desert him. To provoke new hostilities, the French deliberately broke the treaty in 1839 by occupying Constantine. Abd al Qadir took up the holy war again, destroyed the French settlements on the Mitidja Plain, and at one point advanced to the outskirts of Algiers
Algiers
itself. He struck where the French were weakest and retreated when they advanced against him in greater strength. The government moved from camp to camp with the amir and his army. Gradually, however, superior French resources and manpower and the defection of tribal chieftains took their toll. Reinforcements poured into Algeria
Algeria
after 1840 until Bugeaud had at his disposal 108,000 men, one-third of the French army.

Battle of Smala, 16 May 1843. Prise de la smalah d Abd-El-Kader à Taguin. 16 mai 1843, by Horace Vernet One by one, the amir's strongholds fell to the French, and many of his ablest commanders were killed or captured so that by 1843 the Muslim state had collapsed.

French troops disembarking on the island of Mogador, in Essaouira bay in 1844 Abd al Qadir took refuge in 1841 with his ally, the sultan of Morocco, Abd ar Rahman II, and launched raids into Algeria. This alliance led the French Navy
French Navy
to bombard and briefly occupy Essaouira
Essaouira
(Mogador) under the Prince de Joinville
Prince de Joinville
on August 16, 1844. A French force was destroyed at the Battle of Sidi-Brahim
Battle of Sidi-Brahim
in 1845. However, Abd al Qadir was obliged to surrender to the commander of Oran
Oran
Province, General Louis de Lamoricière, at the end of 1847. Abd al Qadir was promised safe conduct to Egypt
Egypt
or Palestine if his followers laid down their arms and kept the peace. He accepted these conditions, but the minister of war — who years earlier as general in Algeria
Algeria
had been badly defeated by Abd al Qadir — had him consigned in France
France
in the Château d'Amboise.

French rule[edit] Demography[edit] Algeria's population under the French → after 1962YearPop.±% p.a.1830 1,500,000—    1851 2,554,100+2.57%1856 2,496,100−0.46%1862 2,999,100+3.11%1866 2,921,200−0.66%1872 2,894,500−0.15%1877 2,867,600−0.19%1882 3,310,400+2.91%1886 3,867,000+3.96%1892 4,174,700+1.28%1896 4,479,000+1.77%YearPop.±% p.a.1900 4,675,000+1.08%1901 4,739,300+1.38%1906 5,231,900+2.00%1911 5,563,800+1.24%1921 5,804,300+0.42%1930e 6,453,000+1.18%1940e 7,614,000+1.67%1947 8,302,000+1.24%1948 8,681,800+4.57%1949 8,602,000−0.92%1950 8,753,000+1.76%YearPop.±% p.a.1951 8,927,000+1.99%1952 9,126,000+2.23%1953 9,370,000+2.67%1954 9,529,700+1.70%1955 9,678,000+1.56%1956 9,903,000+2.32%1958 10,127,000+1.12%1959 10,575,000+4.42%1960 10,853,000+2.63%1962 10,920,000+0.31%e - Indicates that this is an estimated figure.Source: [19][20] Algerians playing chess, Algiers, 1899 Moorish women making Arab carpets, Algiers, 1899 Moorish woman and child on the terrace, II, Algiers, 1899 Moorish coffee house, Algiers, 1899 Group of Arabs, Algiers, 1899 Arab school of embroidery, Algiers, 1899 Arabs in front of a café, Algiers, 1899 Hegemony of the colons[edit] A commission of inquiry established by the French Senate
French Senate
in 1892 and headed by former Premier Jules Ferry, an advocate of colonial expansion, recommended that the government abandon a policy that assumed French law, without major modifications, could fit the needs of an area inhabited by close to two million Europeans and four million Muslims. Muslims
Muslims
had no representation in the French National Assembly before 1945 and were grossly under-represented on local councils. Because of the many restrictions imposed by the authorities, by 1915 only 50,000 Muslims
Muslims
were eligible to vote in elections in the civil communes. Attempts to implement even the most modest reforms were blocked or delayed by the local administration in Algeria, dominated by colons, and by the 27 colon representatives in the National Assembly (six deputies and three senators from each department).[citation needed] Once elected to the National Assembly, colons became permanent fixtures. Because of their seniority, they exercised disproportionate influence, and their support was important to any government's survival.[citation needed] The leader of the colon delegation, Auguste Warnier
Auguste Warnier
(1810–1875), succeeded during the 1870s in modifying or introducing legislation to facilitate the private transfer of land to settlers and continue the Algerian state's appropriation of land from the local population and distribution to settlers. Consistent proponents of reform, like Georges Clemenceau
Georges Clemenceau
and socialist Jean Jaurès, were rare in the National Assembly. The bulk of Algeria's wealth in manufacturing, mining, agriculture, and trade was controlled by the grands colons. The modern European-owned and -managed sector of the economy centered on small industry and a highly developed export trade, designed to provide food and raw materials to France
France
in return for capital and consumer goods. Europeans held about 30% of the total arable land, including the bulk of the most fertile land and most of the areas under irrigation.[21] By 1900, Europeans produced more than two-thirds of the value of output in agriculture and practically all agricultural exports. The modern, or European, sector was run on a commercial basis and meshed with the French market system that it supplied with wine, citrus, olives, and vegetables. Nearly half of the value of European-owned real property was in vineyards by 1914. By contrast, subsistence cereal production—supplemented by olive, fig, and date growing and stock raising—formed the basis of the traditional sector, but the land available for cropping was submarginal even for cereals under prevailing traditional cultivation practices. The colonial regime imposed more and higher taxes on Muslims
Muslims
than on Europeans.[22] The Muslims, in addition to paying traditional taxes dating from before the French conquest, also paid new taxes, from which the colons were normally exempted. In 1909, for instance, Muslims, who made up almost 90% of the population but produced 20% of Algeria's income, paid 70% of direct taxes and 45% of the total taxes collected. And colons controlled how these revenues would be spent. As a result, colon towns had handsome municipal buildings, paved streets lined with trees, fountains and statues, while Algerian villages and rural areas benefited little if at all from tax revenues. The colonial regime proved severely detrimental to overall education for Algerian Muslims, who had previously relied on religious schools to learn reading, writing, and engage in religious studies. Not only did the state appropriate the habus lands (the religious foundations that constituted the main source of income for religious institutions, including schools) in 1843, but colon officials refused to allocate enough money to maintain schools and mosques properly and to provide for enough teachers and religious leaders for the growing population. In 1892, more than five times as much was spent for the education of Europeans as for Muslims, who had five times as many children of school age. Because few Muslim
Muslim
teachers were trained, Muslim
Muslim
schools were largely staffed by French teachers. Even a state-operated madrasah (school) often had French faculty members. Attempts to institute bilingual, bicultural schools, intended to bring Muslim
Muslim
and European children together in the classroom, were a conspicuous failure, rejected by both communities and phased out after 1870. According to one estimate, fewer than 5% of Algerian children attended any kind of school in 1870. As late as 1954 only one Muslim
Muslim
boy in five and one girl in sixteen was receiving formal schooling.[23] Efforts were begun by 1890 to educate a small number of Muslims
Muslims
along with European students in the French school system as part of France's "civilizing mission" in Algeria. The curriculum was entirely French and allowed no place for Arabic studies, which were deliberately downgraded even in Muslim
Muslim
schools. Within a generation, a class of well-educated, gallicized Muslims
Muslims
— the évolués (literally, the evolved ones)—had been created. Almost all of the handful of Muslims who accepted French citizenship were évolués; ironically, this privileged group of Muslims, strongly influenced by French culture and political attitudes, developed a new Algerian self-consciousness. Reporting to the French Senate
French Senate
in 1894, Governor General Jules Cambon wrote that Algeria
Algeria
had "only a dust of people left her." He referred to the destruction of the traditional ruling class that had left Muslims
Muslims
without leaders and had deprived France
France
of interlocuteurs valables (literally, valid go-betweens), through whom to reach the masses of the people. He lamented that no genuine communication was possible between the two communities.[24] The colons who ran Algeria
Algeria
maintained a dialog only with the beni-oui-ouis. Later they thwarted contact between the évolués and Muslim
Muslim
traditionalists on the one hand and between évolués and official circles in France
France
on the other. They feared and mistrusted the Francophone évolués, who were classified either as assimilationist, insisting on being accepted as Frenchmen but on their own terms, or as integrationists, eager to work as members of a distinct Muslim
Muslim
elite on equal terms with the French.

Discrimination[edit] See also: Indigénat Following its conquest of Ottoman controlled Algeria
Algeria
in 1830, for well over a century France
France
maintained what was effectively colonial rule in the territory, though the French Constitution of 1848
French Constitution of 1848
made Algeria part of France, and Algeria
Algeria
was usually understood as such by French people, even on the Left.[25] Algeria
Algeria
became the prototype for a pattern of French colonial rule which has been described as "quasi-apartheid".[26] When French rule began, France
France
had no well established systems for intensive colonial governance, the main existing legal provision being the 1685 Code Noir, which focused on slave-trading and owning. From 1830, Algerians were not French citizens, nor did they have a mechanism to become citizens. As French rule in Algeria
Algeria
expanded, particularly under Thomas-Robert Bugeaud
Thomas-Robert Bugeaud
(1841–48), discriminatory governance became increasingly formalised. In 1844, Bugeaud formalised a system of European settlements along the coast, under civil government, with Arab/Berber areas in the interior under military governance.[27] An important feature of French rule was cantonnement, whereby tribal land that was supposedly unused was seized by the state, which enabled French colonists to expand their landholdings, pushing indigenous people onto more marginal land and making them more vulnerable to drought;[28] this was extended under the governance of Bugeaud's successor, Jacques Louis Randon.[27] In the 1860s, Napoleon
Napoleon
III, influenced by Ismael Urbain, introduced what were intended as liberalising reforms in Algeria, promoting the French colonial model of assimilation, whereby colonised peoples would eventually become French. His reforms were resisted by colonists in Algeria, and his attempts to allow Muslims
Muslims
to be elected to a putative new assembly in Paris
Paris
failed. However, he oversaw an 1865 decree that "stipulated that all the colonised indigenous were under French jurisdiction, i.e., French nationals subjected to French laws", and allowed Arab, Jewish, and Berber Algerians to request French citizenship—but only if they "renounced their Muslim
Muslim
religion and culture".[29] Azzedine Haddour argues that this established "the formal structures of a political apartheid".[30] Since few people were willing to abandon their religious values (which was seen as apostasy), rather than promoting assimilation, the legislation had the opposite effect: by 1913, only 1,557 Muslims
Muslims
had been granted French citizenship.[27] In 1870, the French government granted Algerian Jews French citizenship under the Crémieux Decree, but not Muslims.[31] This meant that most Algerians were now 'French subjects', treated as the objects of French law, but were not citizens, could not vote, and were effectively without the right to citizenship.[30] (Jewish people's citizenship was revoked by the Vichy government
Vichy government
in the early 1940s, but was restored in 1943.) In 1881, the Code de l'indigénat
Code de l'indigénat
was formally introduced, enabling district officials to issue summary punishments to Muslims
Muslims
without due legal process, and to extract special taxes and forced labour. In 1909, 70% of all direct taxes in Algeria
Algeria
were paid by Muslims, despite their general poverty.[27] Opportunities for Muslims
Muslims
improved slightly from the 1890s, particularly for urban elites, which helped ensure acquiescence to the introduction of military conscription for Muslims
Muslims
in 1911.[28] Despite periodic attempts at partial reform, the situation of the Code de l'indigénat persisted until the French Fourth Republic, which began in 1946, but although Muslim
Muslim
Algerians were accorded the rights of citizenship, the system of discrimination was maintained in more informal ways. Frederick Cooper writes that Muslim
Muslim
Algerians "were still marginalized in their own territory, notably the separate voter roles of "French" civil status and of "Muslim" civil status, to keep their hands on power."[32] This "internal system of apartheid" met with considerable resistance from the Muslims
Muslims
affected by it, and is cited as one of the causes of the 1954 insurrection.[33]

Government and administration[edit] Initial settling of Algeria
Algeria
(1830–48)[edit] In November 1830, French colonial officials attempted to limit the arrivals at Algerian ports by requiring the presentation of passports and residence permits.[34] The regulations created by the French government in May 1831 required permission from the Interior Ministry to enter Algeria
Algeria
and other French controlled territories. This May circular allowed merchants with trading interests easy access to passports because they were not permanent settlers and wealthy persons who planned on founding agricultural enterprises in Algeria were also freely given access to move. The circular forbid the passage of indigents and needy unskilled workers.[34] During the 1840s, the French government assisted certain emigrants to Algeria, who were mostly urban workers from the Paris
Paris
basin and France's eastern frontier and were not the agricultural workers that the colonial officials wanted to be sent from France. Single men received 68 percent of the free passages and only 14 percent of the emigrants were women because of varying policies about the emigration of families that all favored unaccompanied males who were seen as more flexible and useful for laborious tasks. Initially in November 1840, families were eligible only if they had no small children and two-thirds of the family was able to work. Later, in September 1841, only unaccompanied males could travel to Algeria
Algeria
for free and a complicated system for families was developed that made subsidized travel almost unavailable. These emigrants were offered many different forms of government assistance including free passages (both to the ports of France
France
and by ship to Algeria), wine rations and food, land concessions, and promised high wages. Between 1841 and 1845, about 20,000 individuals were offered this assisted emigration by the French government, though it is unknown exactly how many actually went to Algeria.[34] These measures were funded and supported by the French government (both local officials and national) because they saw the move to Algeria
Algeria
as a solution to overpopulation and unemployment; those who applied for assisted emigration emphasized their work ethics, undeserved employment in France, a presumption of government obligation to the less fortunate. By 1848, Algeria
Algeria
was populated by 109,400 Europeans, only 42,274 of which were French.[34]

Colonisation and military control[edit] This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "French Algeria" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR
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(December 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Arrival of Marshal Randon in Algiers
Algiers
in 1857 A royal ordinance in 1845 called for three types of administration in Algeria. In areas where Europeans were a substantial part of the population, colons elected mayors and councils for self-governing "full exercise" communes (communes de plein exercice). In the "mixed" communes, where Muslims
Muslims
were a large majority, government was in the hands of appointed and some elected officials, including representatives of the grands chefs (great chieftains) and a French administrator. The indigenous communes (communes indigènes), remote areas not adequately pacified, remained under the régime du sabre (rule of the sword). By 1848 nearly all of northern Algeria
Algeria
was under French control. Important tools of the colonial administration, from this time until their elimination in the 1870s, were the bureaux arabes (Arab offices), staffed by Arabists whose function was to collect information on the indigenous people and to carry out administrative functions, nominally in cooperation with the army. The bureaux arabes on occasion acted with sympathy to the local population and formed a buffer between Muslims
Muslims
and colons. Under the régime du sabre, the colons had been permitted limited self-government in areas where European settlement was most intense, but there was constant friction between them and the army. The colons charged that the bureaux arabes hindered the progress of colonization. They agitated against military rule, complaining that their legal rights were denied under the arbitrary controls imposed on the colony and insisting on a civil administration for Algeria
Algeria
fully integrated with metropolitan France. The army warned that the introduction of civilian government would invite Muslim
Muslim
retaliation and threaten the security of Algeria. The French government vacillated in its policy, yielding small concessions to the colon demands on the one hand while maintaining the régime du sabre to control the Muslim
Muslim
majority on the other.

Under the French Second Republic
French Second Republic
and Second Empire (1848–70)[edit] This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "French Algeria" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR
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(December 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Merchant ensign 1848-1910[35] Capture of the Zaatcha (1849) 1877 map of the three French departments of Alger, Oran
Oran
and Constantine Shortly after Louis Philippe's constitutional monarchy was overthrown in the revolution of 1848, the new government of the Second Republic ended Algeria's status as a colony and declared in the 1848 Constitution the occupied lands an integral part of France. Three civil territories — Alger, Oran, and Constantine — were organized as Departments of France
France
(local administrative units) under a civilian government. This made them a part of France
France
proper as opposed to a colony. For the first time, French citizens in the civil territories elected their own councils and mayors; Muslims
Muslims
had to be appointed, could not hold more than one-third of council seats, and could not serve as mayors or assistant mayors. The administration of territories outside the zones settled by colons remained under the French Army. Local Muslim
Muslim
administration was allowed to continue under the supervision of French Army commanders, charged with maintaining order in newly pacified regions, and the bureaux arabes. Theoretically, these areas were closed to European colonization.

Land and colonisers[edit] The famine of Algeria
Algeria
in 1869[36] Even before the decision was made to annex Algeria, major changes had taken place. In a bargain-hunting frenzy to take over or buy at low prices all manner of property—homes, shops, farms and factories—Europeans poured into Algiers
Algiers
after it fell. French authorities took possession of the beylik lands, from which Ottoman officials had derived income. Over time, as pressures increased to obtain more land for settlement by Europeans, the state seized more categories of land, particularly that used by tribes, religious foundations, and villages[citation needed]. Called either colons (settlers), Algerians, or later, especially following the 1962 independence of Algeria, pieds noirs (literally, black feet), the European settlers were largely of peasant farmer or working-class origin from the poor southern areas of Italy, Spain,[37] and France. Others were criminal and political deportees from France, transported under sentence in large numbers to Algeria. In the 1840s and 1850s, to encourage settlement in rural areas, official policy was to offer grants of land for a fee and a promise that improvements would be made. A distinction soon developed between the grands colons (great settlers) at one end of the scale, often self-made men who had accumulated large estates or built successful businesses, and smallholders and workers at the other end, whose lot was often not much better than that of their Muslim counterparts. According to historian John Ruedy, although by 1848 only 15,000 of the 109,000 European settlers were in rural areas, "by systematically expropriating both pastoralists and farmers, rural colonization was the most important single factor in the destructuring of traditional society."[38] European migration, encouraged during the Second Republic, stimulated the civilian administration to open new land for settlement against the advice of the army. With the advent of the Second Empire in 1852, Napoleon
Napoleon
III returned Algeria
Algeria
to military control. In 1858 a separate Ministry of Algerian Affairs was created to supervise administration of the country through a military governor general assisted by a civil minister. Napoleon
Napoleon
III visited Algeria
Algeria
twice in the early 1860s. He was profoundly impressed with the nobility and virtue of the tribal chieftains, who appealed to the emperor's romantic nature, and was shocked by the self-serving attitude of the colon leaders. He decided to halt the expansion of European settlement beyond the coastal zone and to restrict contact between Muslims
Muslims
and the colons, whom he considered to have a corrupting influence on the indigenous population. He envisioned a grand design for preserving most of Algeria
Algeria
for the Muslims
Muslims
by founding a royaume arabe (Arab kingdom) with himself as the roi des Arabes (king of the Arabs). He instituted the so-called politics of the grands chefs to deal with the Muslims directly through their traditional leaders.[39] To further his plans for the royaume arabe, Napoleon
Napoleon
III issued two decrees affecting tribal structure, land tenure, and the legal status of Muslims
Muslims
in French Algeria. The first, promulgated in 1863, was intended to renounce the state's claims to tribal lands and eventually provide private plots to individuals in the tribes, thus dismantling "feudal" structures and protecting the lands from the colons. Tribal areas were to be identified, delimited into douars (administrative units), and given over to councils. Arable land was to be divided among members of the douar over a period of one to three generations, after which it could be bought and sold by the individual owners. Unfortunately for the tribes, however, the plans of Napoleon
Napoleon
III quickly unraveled. French officials sympathetic to the colons took much of the tribal land they surveyed into the public domain. In addition, some tribal leaders immediately sold communal lands for quick gains. The process of converting arable land to individual ownership was accelerated to only a few years when laws were enacted in the 1870s stipulating that no sale of land by an individual Muslim could be invalidated by the claim that it was collectively owned. The cudah and other tribal officials, appointed by the French on the basis of their loyalty to France
France
rather than the allegiance owed them by the tribe, lost their credibility as they were drawn into the European orbit, becoming known derisively as béni-oui-oui.[40] Napoleon
Napoleon
III visualized three distinct Algerias: a French colony, an Arab country, and a military camp, each with a distinct form of local government. The second decree, issued in 1865, was designed to recognize the differences in cultural background of the French and the Muslims. As French nationals, Muslims
Muslims
could serve on equal terms in the French armed forces
French armed forces
and civil service and could migrate to France proper. They were also granted the protection of French law while retaining the right to adhere to Islamic law in litigation concerning their personal status. But if Muslims
Muslims
wished to become full citizens, they had to accept the full jurisdiction of the French legal code, including laws affecting marriage and inheritance, and reject the authority of the religious courts. In effect, this meant that a Muslim had to renounce some of the mores of his religion in order to become a French citizen. This condition was bitterly resented by Muslims, for whom the only road to political equality was perceived to be apostasy. Over the next century, fewer than 3,000 Muslims
Muslims
chose to cross the barrier and become French citizens. A similar status applied to the Jewish natives.[41]

Under the Third Republic (1870–1940)[edit] Place de la republique, Algiers, 1899 Administrative organisation between 1905 and 1955. Three départements Oran, Alger and Constantine in the north (in pink colour), and four territories Aïn-Sefra, Ghardaïa, Oasis and Touggourt in the south (in yellow). The external boundaries of the land are those between 1934 and 1962. When the Prussians captured Napoleon
Napoleon
III at the Battle of Sedan (1870), ending the Second Empire, demonstrations in Algiers
Algiers
by the colons led to the departure of the just-arrived new governor general and the replacement of the military administration by settler committees.[42] Meanwhile, in France
France
the government of the Third Republic directed one of its ministers, Adolphe Crémieux, "to destroy the military regime ... [and] to completely assimilate Algeria into France." In October 1870, Crémieux, whose concern with Algerian affairs dated from the time of the Second Republic, issued a series of decrees providing for representation of the Algerian départements in the National Assembly of France
France
and confirming colon control over local administration. A civilian governor general was made responsible to the Ministry of Interior. The Crémieux Decrees also granted full French citizenship to Algerian Jews,[43] who then numbered about 40,000. This act set them apart from Muslims, in whose eyes they were identified thereafter with the colons. The measure had to be enforced, however, over the objections of the colons, who made little distinction between Muslims
Muslims
and Jews. (Automatic citizenship was subsequently extended in 1889 to children of non-French Europeans born in Algeria
Algeria
unless they specifically rejected it.) The loss of Alsace-Lorraine
Alsace-Lorraine
to Prussia
Prussia
in 1871 after the Franco-Prussian War, led to pressure on the French government to make new land available in Algeria
Algeria
for about 5,000 Alsatian and Lorrainer refugees who were resettled there. During the 1870s, both the amount of European-owned land and the number of settlers were doubled, and tens of thousands of unskilled Muslims, who had been uprooted from their land, wandered into the cities or to colon farming areas in search of work.

Comte and colonialism in the Third Republic[edit] This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (April 2016) Kabylie
Kabylie
insurrection[edit] Main article: Mokrani Revolt The most serious native insurrection since the time of Abd al Qadir broke out in 1871 in the Kabylie
Kabylie
and spread through much of Algeria. The revolt was triggered by Crémieux's extension of civil (that is, colon) authority to previously self-governing tribal reserves and the abrogation of commitments made by the military government, but it had its basis in more long-standing grievances. Since the Crimean War (1854–56), the demand for grain had pushed up the price of Algerian wheat to European levels. Storage silos were emptied when the world market's impact was felt in Algeria, and Muslim
Muslim
farmers sold their grain reserves — including seed grain — to speculators. But the community-owned silos were the fundamental adaptation of a subsistence economy to an unpredictable climate, and a good year's surplus was stored away against a bad year's dearth. When serious drought struck Algeria
Algeria
and grain crops failed in 1866 and for several years following, Muslim
Muslim
areas faced starvation, and with famine came pestilence. It was estimated that 20% of the Muslim
Muslim
population of Constantine died over a three-year period. In 1871 the civil authorities repudiated guarantees made to tribal chieftains by the previous military government for loans to replenish their seed supply. This act alienated even pro-French Muslim
Muslim
leaders, while it undercut their ability to control their people. It was against this background that the stricken Kabyles
Kabyles
rose in revolt, following immediately on the mutiny in January 1871 of a squadron of Muslim
Muslim
spahis in the French Army who had been ordered to embark for France.[44] The withdrawal of a large proportion of the army stationed in Algeria
Algeria
to serve in the Franco-Prussian War
Franco-Prussian War
had weakened France's control of the territory, while reports of defeats undermined French prestige amongst the indigenous population. In the aftermath of the 1871 uprising, French authorities imposed stern measures to punish and control the whole Muslim
Muslim
population. France
France
confiscated more than 5,000 km² of tribal land and placed the Kabylie
Kabylie
under a régime d'exception (extraordinary rule), which denied the due process guaranteed French nationals. A special indigénat (native code) listed as offenses acts such as insolence and unauthorized assembly not punishable by French law, and the normal jurisdiction of the cudah was sharply restricted. The governor general was empowered to jail suspects for up to five years without trial. The argument was made in defense of these exceptional measures that the French penal code as applied to Frenchmen was too permissive to control Muslims. Some were deported to New Caledonia, see Algerians of the Pacific.

Conquest of the southwestern territories[edit] The Maghreb in the second half of the 19th century In the 1890s, the French administration and military called for the annexation of the Touat, the Gourara
Gourara
and the Tidikelt,[45] a complex that during the period prior to 1890, was part of what was known as blad-es-siba (land of dissidence[46]), those regions that were nominally Moroccan but which were not submitted to the authority of the central government.[47] An armed conflict opposed French 19th Corps Oran
Oran
and Algiers
Algiers
divisions to the Aït Khabbash, a fraction of the Aït Ounbgui khams of the Aït Atta confederation. The conflict ended by the annexation of the Touat-Gourara-Tidikelt complex by France
France
in 1901.[48] In the 1930s, the Saoura valley and the region of Tindouf
Tindouf
were in turn annexed to French Algeria
Algeria
at the expense of Morocco, then under French protectorate since 1912.

Conquest of the Sahara[edit] See also: Kaocen revolt The French military expedition, led by Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Flatters, was annihilated by Tuareg attack in 1881. The French took advantage of long-standing animosity between Tuareg and Chaamba Arabs. The newly raised Compagnies Méharistes were originally recruited mainly from the Chaamba nomadic tribe. The Méhariste
Méhariste
camel corps provided an effective means of policing the desert. In 1902, Lieutenant Cottenest penetrated Hoggar Mountains
Hoggar Mountains
and defeated Ahaggar Tuareg in the battle of Tit.

During World War II (1940–45)[edit] See also: Operation Torch Arzew
Arzew
inhabitants meet U.S. Army Rangers in November 1942 during Allied Operation Torch. Colonial troops of French Algeria
Algeria
were sent to fight in metropolitan France
France
during the Battle of France
France
in 1940. After the Fall of France, the Third French Republic collapsed and was replaced by the Philippe Pétain's French State, better known as Vichy France.

Under the Fourth Republic (1946–58)[edit] See also: Algerian War Supporters of General Jacques Massu set barricades in Algiers
Algiers
on January 1960. Many Algerians had fought as French soldiers during the Second World War. Thus Algerian Muslims
Muslims
felt that it was even more unjust that their votes were not equal to those of the other Algerians, especially after 1947 when the Algerian Assembly was created. This assembly was composed of 120 members. Algerian Muslims, representing about 6.85 million people, could designate 50% of the Assembly members, while 1,150,000 non- Muslim
Muslim
Algerians could designate the other half. Moreover, a massacre occurred in Sétif May 8, 1945. It opposed Algerians who were demonstrating for their national claim to the French Army. After skirmishes with Police, Algerians killed about 100 French. The French army
French army
retaliated harshly, resulting in the deaths of approximately 6,000 Algerians.[49] This triggered a radicalization of Algerian nationalists and could be considered the beginning of the Algerian War. In 1956, about 512,000 French soldiers were in Algeria. No resolution was imaginable in the short term. An overwhelming majority of French politicians were opposed to the idea of independence while independence was gaining ground in Muslim
Muslim
Algerians' minds.[citation needed] France
France
was deadlocked and the Fourth Republic collapsed over this dispute.

Under the Fifth Republic (1958–62)[edit] In 1958, Charles de Gaulle's return to power in response to a military coup in Algiers
Algiers
in May was supposed to keep Algeria's status quo as departments of France
France
as hinted by his speeches delivered in Oran
Oran
and Mostaganem on 6 June 1958, in which he exclaimed Vive l'Algérie française !" (lit. "Long live French Algeria!").[50] De Gaulle's republican constitution project was approved through the September 1958 referendum and the Fifth Republic was established the following month with de Gaulle as its president. The latter consented to independence in 1962 after a referendum on Algerian self-determination in January 1961 and despite a subsequent aborted military coup in Algiers
Algiers
led by four French generals in April 1961.

Post-colonial relations[edit] Main article: Foreign relations of France Relations between post-colonial Algeria
Algeria
and France
France
have remained close throughout the years, although sometimes difficult. In 1962, the Evian Accords peace treaty provided land in the Sahara for the French Army, which it had used under de Gaulle to carry out its first nuclear tests (Gerboise bleue). Many European settlers (pieds-noirs) living in Algeria
Algeria
and Algerian Sephardic Jews, who contrary to Algerian Muslims had been granted French citizenship by the Crémieux decrees
Crémieux decrees
at the end of the 19th century, were expelled to France
France
where they formed a new community. On the other hand, the issue of the harkis, the Muslims who had fought on the French side during the war, still remained unresolved. Large numbers of harkis were killed in 1962, during the immediate aftermath of the Algerian War, while those who escaped with their families to France
France
have tended to remain an unassimilated refugee community. The present Algerian government continues to refuse to allow harkis and their descendants to return to Algeria. On February 23, 2005, the French law on colonialism was an act passed by the Union for a Popular Movement
Union for a Popular Movement
(UMP) conservative majority, which imposed on high-school (lycée) teachers to teach the "positive values" of colonialism to their students, in particular in North Africa (article 4). The law created a public uproar and opposition from the whole of the left-wing, and was finally repealed by president Jacques Chirac
Jacques Chirac
(UMP) at the beginning of 2006, after accusations of historical revisionism from various teachers and historians. Algerians feared that the French law on colonialism would hinder the task the French confronting the dark side of their colonial rule in Algeria
Algeria
because article four of the law decreed among other things that "School programmes are to recognise in particular the positive role of the French presence overseas, especially in North Africa"[51] Benjamin Stora, a leading specialist on French Algerian history of colonialism and a pied-noir himself, said "France has never taken on its colonial history. It is a big difference with the Anglo-Saxon countries, where post-colonial studies are now in all the universities. We are phenomenally behind the times."[51] In his opinion, although the historical facts were known to academics, they were not well known by the French public and this led to a lack of honesty in France
France
over French colonial treatment of the Algerian people.[51]

Algérie française[edit] Algérie française was a slogan used about 1960 by those French people who wanted to keep Algeria
Algeria
ruled by France. Literally “French Algeria,” it means that the three départements of Algeria
Algeria
were to be considered integral parts of France. By integral parts, it is meant that they have their deputies (representatives) in the French National Assembly, and so on. Further, the people of Algeria
Algeria
who were to be permitted to vote for the deputies would be those who universally accepted French law, rather than sharia (which was used in personal cases among Algerian Muslims
Muslims
under laws dating back to Napoleon
Napoleon
III), and such people were predominantly of French origin or Jewish origin. Many who used this slogan were returnees.[52] In Paris, during the perennial traffic jams, adherence to the slogan was indicated by sounding a car horn in the form of four telegraphic dots followed by a dash, as "al-gé-rie-fran-çaise". Whole choruses of such horn soundings were heard. This was intended to be reminiscent of the Second World War
Second World War
slogan, "V for Victory," which had been three dots followed by a dash. The intention was that the opponents of Algérie française were to be considered as traitorous as the collaborators with Germany during the Occupation of France.

See also[edit] List of colonial heads of Algeria History of Algeria History of France French space program International relations (1814–1919) Le Chant des Africains Nationalism and resistance in Algeria Oran
Oran
Exposition Scramble for Africa List of French possessions and colonies Catholic youth sports associations of French Algeria References[edit]

^ Scheiner, Virgile (14 October 1839) Le pays occupé par les Français dans le nord de l'Afrique sera, à l'avenir, désigné sous le nom d'Algérie. (in French)

^ Non exhaustive list of ancient and modern books named "Algérie française": (in French) 1848; 1856; 1864; 2007; and so on

^ African Boundaries. Royal Institute for international affairs. 1979. p. 89..mw-parser-output cite.citation font-style:inherit .mw-parser-output .citation q quotes:"""""""'""'" .mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center .mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center .mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center .mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration color:#555 .mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help .mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center .mw-parser-output code.cs1-code color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit .mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error display:none;font-size:100% .mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error font-size:100% .mw-parser-output .cs1-maint display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em .mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format font-size:95% .mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left padding-left:0.2em .mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right padding-right:0.2em

^ Martin, Henri (1865). Martin's history of France: the age of Louis XIV. Walker, Wise and co. Retrieved 9 June 2012.

^ Matar, Nabil I. (2009). Europe Through Arab Eyes, 1578–1727. Columbia University Press. p. 313. ISBN 978-0231141949.

^ La Guerre d'Algérie. Collection: Librio-Documents Le Monde. 2003. ISBN 978-2-2903-3569-7.

^ "Algeria, Colonial Rule". Encyclopædia Britannica. p. 39. Retrieved 2007-12-19.

^ Abun-Nasr, Jamil. A history of the Maghrib in the Islamic period, p. 249

^ Abun-Nasr, p. 250

^ http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disowning-morris

^ Kiernan, Ben. Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide
Genocide
and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur. p. 374.

^ Chrisafis, Angelique. " Turkey
Turkey
accuses France
France
of genocide in Algeria". The Guardian.

^ " Turkey
Turkey
accuses France
France
of genocide in colonial Algeria". BBC News.

^ Lieutenant-colonel de Montagnac, Lettres d'un soldat, Plon, Paris, 1885, republished by Christian Destremeau, 1998, p. 153; Book accessible on Gallica's website. French: Toutes les populations qui n'acceptent pas nos conditions doivent être rasées. Tout doit être pris, saccagé, sans distinction d'âge ni de sexe : l'herbe ne doit plus pousser où l'armée française a mis le pied. Qui veut la fin veut les moyens, quoiqu'en disent nos philanthropes. Tous les bons militaires que j'ai l'honneur de commander sont prévenus par moi-même que s'il leur arrive de m'amener un Arabe vivant, ils recevront une volée de coups de plat de sabre. ... Voilà, mon brave ami, comment il faut faire la guerre aux Arabes : tuer tous les hommes jusqu'à l'âge de quinze ans, prendre toutes les femmes et les enfants, en charger les bâtiments, les envoyer aux îles Marquises ou ailleurs. En un mot, anéantir tout ce qui ne rampera pas à nos pieds comme des chiens.

^ "ALGERIA: population growth of the whole country". www.populstat.info. Retrieved 2017-07-07.

^ Ricoux, Dr, René (1880). La Démographie figurée de l'Algérie : étude statistique des populations européennes qui habitent l'Algérie. Paris: Librairie de l'Académie de Médecine. p. 260.

^ Daniel Lefeuvre, Pour en finir avec la repentance coloniale, Editions Flammarion (2006), ISBN 2-08-210440-0

^ Tucker, Spencer C., ed. (2013). "Abd al-Qadir". Encyclopedia of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A New Era of Modern ... ABC-CLIO. p. 1.

^ Jan Lahmeyer (11 October 2003). "ALgeria [Djazaïria] historical demographic data of the whole country". Population statistics. Retrieved 9 June 2012.

^ "Timeline: Algeria". World History at KMLA. 31 May 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2012.

^ Alistair Horne, page 62 "A Savage War of Peace", ISBN 0-670-61964-7

^ Alistair Horne, page 63 "A Savage War of Peace", ISBN 0-670-61964-7

^ Alistair Horne, pages 60-61 "A Savage War of Peace", ISBN 0-670-61964-7

^ Alistair Horne, page 36 "A Savage War of Peace", ISBN 0-670-61964-7

^ David Scott Bell. Presidential Power in Fifth Republic France, Berg Publishers, 2000, p. 36.

^ " Algeria
Algeria
... was a society of nine million or so 'Muslim' Algerians who were dominated by the million settlers of diverse origins (but fiercely French) who maintained a quasi-apartheid regime." David Scott Bell. Presidential Power in Fifth Republic France, Berg Publishers, 2000, p. 36.

^ a b c d Murray Steele, 'Algeria: Government and Administration, 1830-1914', Encyclopedia of African History, ed. by Kevin Shillington, 3 vols (New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005), I pp. 50-52 (at p. 51).

^ a b Allan Christelow, 'Algeria: Muslim
Muslim
Population, 1871-1954', Encyclopedia of African History, ed. by Kevin Shillington, 3 vols (New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005), I pp. 52-53 (p. 52).

^ Debra Kelly. Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French, Liverpool University Press, 2005, p. 43.

^ a b Debra Kelly, Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French, Liverpool University Press, 2005, p. 43.

^ Patrick Weil, How to Be French: Nationality in the Making since 1789, Duke University Press 2008 p.253.

^ Cooper, Frederick (2011). "Alternatives to Nationalism in French West Africa, 1945–60". In Frey, Marc; Dülferr, Jost (eds.). Elites and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 110–37. ISBN 978-0-230-24369-9.

^ Wall, Irwin M. (2001). France, the United States, and the Algerian War. University of California Press. p. 262. ISBN 0-520-22534-1. As a settler colony with an internal system of apartheid, administered under the fiction that it was part of metropolitan France, and endowed with a powerful colonial lobby that virtually determined the course of French politics with respect to its internal affairs, it experienced insurrection in 1954 on the part of its Muslim
Muslim
population.

^ a b c d Sessions, Jennifer (2011). By Sword and Plow: France
France
and the Conquest of Algeria. Cornell University Press. ISBN 0801449758.

^ http://d-o-i-f.blogspot.co.uk/p/afrique.html#EnseigneAlgerie

^ Taithe, Bertrand (2010-12-15). Hélène Blais, Claire Fredj, Saada Emmanuelle. "La famine de 1866-1868 : anatomie d'une catastrophe et construction médiatique d'un événement". Revue d'histoire du XIXe siècle. Société d'histoire de la révolution de 1848 et des révolutions du XIXe siècle (in French) (41): 113–127. doi:10.4000/rh19.4051. ISSN 1265-1354.

^ Between 1882 and 1911, over 100,000 Spaniards moved to Algeria
Algeria
in search of a better life. During 1882 to 1887, it was the country that received a greater number of Spanish migrants [1]. However, a short-term migration also took place during harvesting seasons [2]. By 1915, while the total number of Spaniards in Algeria
Algeria
was still high, other countries in the New World had overtaken Algeria
Algeria
as the preferred destination.[3]

^ John Ruedy, Modern Algeria
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(2nd ed.), pp. 70-71, ISBN 0-253-21782-2

^ Alistair Horne, page 31 "A Savage War of Peace, ISBN 0-670-61964-7

^ Alistair Horne, page 35, A Savage War of Peace, ISBN 0-670-61964-7

^ Brett, Michael (1988). "Legislating for Inequality in Algeria". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. 51 (3): 440–461, see 456–457. doi:10.1017/s0041977x00116453.

^ Page 164, Vol. 13, encyclopedia Britannica, Macropaedia, 15th Edition

^ Benjamin, Roger. (2003) Renoir and Algeria. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003, p. 25.

^ R. Hure, page 155, L'Armee d'Afrique 1830–1962, Charles-Lavauzelle 1977

^ Frank E. Trout (1970), "Morocco's Boundary in the Guir-Zousfana River Basin", African Historical Studies, Boston University African Studies Center, 3 (1): 37–56, JSTOR 216479

^ Ernest Gellner; Charles Antoine Micaud (1972). Arabs and Berbers: from tribe to nation in North Africa. Lexington Books. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-669-83865-7.

^ Frank E. Trout (1969). Morocco's Saharan Frontiers. Droz. p. 24. ISBN 978-2-6000-4495-0.

^ Claude Lefébure, Ayt Khebbach, impasse sud-est. L'involution d'une tribu marocaine exclue du Sahara, in: Revue de l'Occident musulman et de la Méditerranée, N°41-42, 1986. Désert et montagne au Maghreb. pp. 136-157: "les Divisions d' Oran
Oran
et d'Alger du 19e Corps d'armée n'ont pu conquérir le Touat
Touat
et le Gourara
Gourara
qu'au prix de durs combats menés contre les semi-nomades d'obédience marocaine qui, depuis plus d'un siècle, imposaient leur protection aux oasiens."

^ Horne, Alistair, A Savage War of Peace, p. 27

^ Charles de Gaulle
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(1958-06-06). "Discours de Mostaganem, 6 juin 1958". Fondation Charles de Gaulle. Archived from the original on 2009-11-14. Retrieved 2010-01-02.)

^ a b c Hugh Schofield (16 May 2005). "Colonial abuses haunt France". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 June 2012.

^ Mouloud Feraoun (1962) Journal, 1955–1962, Éditions du Seuil, Paris

Further reading[edit] .mw-parser-output .refbegin font-size:90%;margin-bottom:0.5em .mw-parser-output .refbegin-hanging-indents>ul list-style-type:none;margin-left:0 .mw-parser-output .refbegin-hanging-indents>ul>li,.mw-parser-output .refbegin-hanging-indents>dl>dd margin-left:0;padding-left:3.2em;text-indent:-3.2em;list-style:none .mw-parser-output .refbegin-100 font-size:100% Original text: Library of Congress Country Study of Algeria Aussaresses, Paul. The Battle of the Casbah: Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Algeria, 1955–1957. (New York: Enigma Books, 2010) ISBN 978-1-929631-30-8. Bennoune, Mahfoud. The Making of Contemporary Algeria, 1830-1987 (Cambridge University Press, 2002) Gallois, William. A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony (2013), On French violence 1830–47 online review Horne, Alistair. A Savage War of Peace: Algeria
Algeria
1954–1962, (Viking Adult, 1978) Roberts, Sophie B. Sophie B. Roberts. Citizenship and Antisemitism in French Colonial Algeria, 1870-1962.] (Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 2017) ISBN 978-1-107-18815-0. Roberts, Stephen A. History Of French Colonial Policy 1870-1925 (2 vol 1929) vol 2 pp 175–268 online Sessions, Jennifer E. (2015). By Sword and Plow: France
France
and the Conquest of Algeria. Cornell University Press.; Cultural History Stora, Benjamin, Jane Marie Todd, and William B. Quandt. Algeria, 1830–2000: A short history (Cornell University Press, 2004) Vandervort, Bruce. "French conquest of Algeria
Algeria
(1830–1847)." in The Encyclopedia of War (2012). In French[edit] (in French) Patrick Weil, Le statut des musulmans en Algérie coloniale, Une nationalité française dénaturée, European University Institute, Florence
Florence
(on the legal statuses of Muslim populations in Algeria) (in French) Olivier LeCour Grandmaison, Coloniser, Exterminer – Sur la guerre et l'Etat colonial, Fayard, 2005, ISBN 2-213-62316-3 ( Table of contents) (in French) Charles-Robert Ageron, Histoire de l'Algérie contemporaine, 1871–1954, 1979 (a ground-breaking work on the historiography of French colonialism) (in French) Nicolas Schaub, Représenter l'Algérie. Images et conquête au XIXe siècle, CTHS-INHA, 2015, "L'Art & l'Essai" (vol. 15)

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