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    The Algerian Civil War 1992-2002

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    “Thus, what motivates men to slay the enemy is anger,” Sun Tzu says in The Art of War. The conflict between Algerian Islamic fundamentalists and the Algerian military backed government is rooted in anger. The conflict, which began as skirmishes between government forces and Islamic fundamentalists, has taken on the proportions of a civil war as fundamentalists carried out kidnappings, assassinations and other forms of civil disturbance. The government has tried pacifying the Muslims by including

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    think that the war with the Algerians and French just happened out of the blue moon. But everything has a cause and effect, everything has a reason and this takes us all the way back to the 18th century. Algeria at the time was located along the Barbary Coast and was invaded by the French in 1830. The French happened to invade and took areas of the coast that were not controlled by the government, giving them some control over that land. The land might have been for the Algerians but the way they

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    French Algeria is now called Algeria and won its independence from its colonial power, France. The two political communities in French Algeria were the French citizens and the Algerian people. The Algerian people were under French rule for over one hundred years from 1830 to 1962 when they were given their independence and recognized by France. “The events of November 1, 1954, marked the birth of the National Liberation Front (FLN)” (Cherian). The Muslim population is the part of the population that

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    Pontecorvo’s film The Battle of Algiers takes a street level, personal approach to portray the titular struggle which occurred during the Algerian War of Independence in the country’s capital. As such, and because of the film’s great effort to convey verisimilitude, The Battle of Algiers is useful to historians as a study of the impacts which this violence had on the Algerian population and on the movement for independence. Though attempting to be realistic and convey both sides of the battle, the film cannot

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    the surprise of the whole world, French President Charles De Gaulle opted for a political solution and announced independence for the Algerians in 1962. To what extent did the activities of FLN influence De Gaulle and what other factors can be identified which led to his surprising decision to grant independence to Algeria? Introduction 1. The Algerian War of Independence (1954–62) was a period of guerrilla strikes, maquis fighting, terrorism against civilians on both sides, and riots between

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    Battle Of Algiers Themes

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    Libération Nationale, the nationalist group behind the Algerian revolution, and tells the story of independence from the non-French Algerian viewpoint. Scenes in the film use the capital of Algiers as a backdrop for the drastic fighting and bombings of the war. The contrast of settings used in scenes portrays the nice and well kept portions of the city and the inner chaos and poor living conditions of the areas in which the non-French Algerians had been restricted to. The scenes exemplify Manichaeism

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    Great Britain succeeded to decolonize generally in peace while France had much more problems to give up its colonies, which led to numerous conflicts opposing the colonists and the colonized. It has been the case especially in Algeria where a murderous war lasted almost eight years. The philosopher Frantz Fanon has studied the outbreak of this conflict as he was working in Algeria and he spent some time working on the question of colonialism, drawing the conclusion that violence was the only way to get

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    Man's Place in Society and Nature in Albert Camus' The Stranger and Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse A general premise underlying the art of writing is that "language shapes and is shaped by the surrounding society" (McCarthy 41). Authors of an age attempt to effect a message through their writing, and inevitably this telegram to society reflects the temperament of the writer in reaction to his environment and historical context . In this light, Albert Camus' The Stranger (1942) and Virginia

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    Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers has divided critical opinion. The film which depicts the Algerian struggle for independence, was awarded the Lion d'Or at the 1966 Venice Film Festival and nominated a year later for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film. Despite this acclaim, the inherently controversial film was banned in France until 1971 due to its graphic portrayal of torture and repression during the war. Heavily influenced by the distinctive film style Neorealism, the politically engaged director

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    and through racial segregation, the minority white population came into power. This paper will focus on these two events in African history and how the international community comprehended the reality of the two situations. In the case of the Algerian War of Independence, the different strategies that both the FLN and France used will be analyzed by the impact they had on the United Nations and the international community. Secondly, the use of song and culture in South Africa by the native population

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