The Vast Cultural Changes of the Country Morocco

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Morocco is a Muslim and Arab North-African Kingdom which lies on the Mediterranean coasts. The country knew significant historical events which had a strong impact on the construction of modern Morocco. Since its independence, Morocco has witnessed deep Socio-Cultural mutations. It is within these changes that culture has been organized for the last five decades. Indeed, at the outset, Morocco is an ethnically assorted country with a rich culture and civilization. As I met with some old friends in a café, they said, “Morocco hosted many people coming from East(Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Jews and Arabs), and South(Romans, and Andalusians). All those civilizations had an impact on the social structure of Morocco. It envisages various forms of beliefs, from Judaism and Christianity to nowadays Islam.” However, I was wondering how nowadays Morocco has reached this present status from all the diversified societies that were living within a homogeneous unit once upon a time. My old History Professor, who is about sixty years old, said that foreign countries such as Spain and France imposed a considerable influence on present generations. He also stated, “Many comportments of present generations have been the product of a gradual expansion of southern ideas and principles, causing a major ideology among teens and youth. Consequently, present Moroccan Society is a mixture of strong Islamic beliefs and less conservative ethics.” Besides, there are some sturdy ideals that preserve the antiquity of Moroccan society, such as, Moroccan family values, and the concept of shame-‘Hshuma’-. My mother once told me that your family is the most significant unit in your life as it is in the lives of millions of Moroccans, it plays a vital r... ... middle of paper ... ...ts the evolution of a modern Morocco, an Economically modern Morocco which embodies the main difference between the era of Hassan the Second and the current era, fostering private investment and encouraging foreigners to invest their money in developing cities such as Marrakesh, Agadir, Casablanca and Rabat. In addition, King Mohammed the Sixth has been known by his urgent and direct humanitarian actions to banish problems such as illiteracy, unemployment and poverty. Subsequently, Morocco has been developing and nowadays, the freedom of expression has relatively grown compared to the era of Hassan the Second. In conclusion, Morocco has been knowing vast cultural changes during the past decades, from culture to religion and from poverty to economic sustenance; Morocco is slowly but steadily paving its way to development and permanently independent provision.

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