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    Default 50 years on, France remembers the Algerian War

    Half-a-century ago, representatives of the French government and the main Algerian nationalist party signed the Evian Accords ending the Algerian War. But it also unleashed a series of traumatic events, which France is not keen to revisit.


    By Adel GASTEL (video)

    CONTINUED (ARTICLE + 16' VIDEO REPORT): http://www.france24.com/en/20120316-...-evian-accords

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    The open scars of the French-Algerian war

    Algeria is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence from France. However, half a century after the Evian Accords officially ended combat, both French and Algerians still ache from the wounds left by the war.

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    http://www.france24.com/en/20120317-...ce-documentary

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    Considered to be one of the more realistic movies:

    "The Battle of Algiers"


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    I'm really glad Algeria turned to ***** after the French "Imperialist'' were gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick974 View Post
    I'm really glad Algeria turned to ***** after the French "Imperialist'' were gone.
    Me too, that is why the earthquake in Haiti was such a blessing.

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    One outcome of Algerian Independence has been France's re-focus on European integration and leadership.

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    What was France doing in Algeria?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastid View Post
    What was France doing in Algeria?
    Algeria was part of France since the 19th century

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchdude View Post
    Algeria was part of France since the 19th century
    But...they're on different continents. Separated by sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastid View Post
    But...they're on different continents. Separated by sea.
    Not the first (and last) case : check Gibraltar
    Ceita and Melila
    New Caledonia

    etc etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastid View Post
    But...they're on different continents. Separated by sea.
    So what? France has other over sea departments like New Caledonia, the French Antilles…

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastid View Post
    What was France doing in Algeria?
    Google? Books? Ask your mum?

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    It was called colonialism, check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raoul volfoni View Post
    It was called colonialism, check it out.
    Oh, ok....I just wasn't sure why should I sympathize with France after they invaded other country and killed their citizens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick974 View Post
    I'm really glad Algeria turned to ***** after the French "Imperialist'' were gone.
    What the Hell? Has your brain turned to fecal matter as well?

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