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The overthrow of the regime of President Ben Ali in Tunisia on 14 January 2011 took the realm unexpectedly. the preferred insurrection during this small Arab state and the influence it had at the wider Arab international caused questions as to why there have been so little knowledge of it up till that time. It additionally published a extra basic lack of expertise concerning the surrounding western a part of the Arab international, or the Maghreb, which had lengthy attracted a tiny fraction of the surface curiosity proven within the japanese Arab global of Egypt, the Levant and the Gulf.

This publication examines the politics of the 3 states of the valuable Maghreb--Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco--since their fulfillment of independence from eu colonial rule within the Fifties and Sixties. It explains the political dynamics of the area by way of the jobs performed by way of the army, political events and Islamist activities and addresses elements akin to Berber identification and economics, in addition to how the states of the area have interaction with one another and with the broader world.

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