The French government insists that Algeria is part of France. History shows that Algeria never was French and that the Algerian nation is an historic fact whose existence has been either concealed or disfigured.
Before its conquest Algeria was a well-defined country, an Arabic-Berber community cemented by a unity of language and religion. In 1830 its cultural level was much higher than is generally imagined. It had brilliant intellectual centers, some 2,000 schools and several universities. The city of Tlemcen, among others, still bears fitness today to this civilization. Since the 16th century the Regency of Algiers has been a sovereign state. In the 17th century it freed itself completely from Turkish tutelage. It led a national...
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