Morocco

What is Morocco known for?


national defensive

resistance in Morocco from 1920 to 1924 against French and Spanish colonial armies ten times as strong as the guerilla force, led by General Philippe Pétain. * TIGR, the first anti-fascist national-defensive organization in Europe, fought against Benito Mussolini's regime in northeast Italy. The '''Atlas Mountains''' (Berber (Berber languages): '''idurar n Watlas''', WikiPedia:Morocco Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Commons:Category:Morocco


supporting life

leaked United States diplomatic cables (United States diplomatic cables leak) reveal that the territory is somewhat an economic burden for Morocco; the Moroccan 800 million US$ subsidy program to Western Sahara was said to be one of the largest per-capita aid programs in history. Supporting life in a territory with scarce fresh water resources is extremely costly. For example, the entire drinking water for the city of Laayoune comes from desalinization facilities and costs 3 U.S. dollars per cubic meter but is sold at the national price of 0.0275 U.S. dollars, the difference is paid for by the government of Morocco. Fuel is sold at half the price and basic goods are heavily subsidized; businesses operating in the territory do not pay taxes. All of this is done to keep the balance of Western Sahara's finances. The territory is otherwise thought to be economically unviable and unable to support its population without the Moroccan subsidies. WikiPedia:Morocco Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Commons:Category:Morocco


eclectic+contemporary

influences have shaped the countries architectural styles. The architecture can range from ornate with bold with colors to simple, clean lines with earth tones. Morocco’s architecture has been described as exotic, majestic, eclectic, contemporary and traditional a true mix. Influences from the Arab world, Spain, Portugal and France are still can be seen in Moroccan architecture, both on their own and blended with Berber and Islamic styles. Among the buildings, and old Kasbah walls, sit French


programs quot

by living, studying and serving in cross-cultural settings. "Future Programs," www.emu.edu crosscultural future-programs. Retrieved 10 August 2010. Nine cross-cultural credits are the minimum number required for graduation; these can be earned through in-class study and a summer stint of three to six weeks in a cross-cultural setting. Most undergraduates embark on semester-long, faculty

-led, cross-cultural experiences, usually involving home stays in non-U.S. settings, such as Israel, Guatemala, South Africa, India, Spain and Morocco. Past Programs," www.emu.edu crosscultural past-programs. Retrieved 09 August 2010. But some students opt to satisfy the cross-cultural requirement by studying and interning in Washington D.C., while living in EMU-owned housing supervised by faculty members. "Washington Community

Scholars' Center," www.emu.edu wcsc. Retrieved 09 August 2010. Others choose individualized alternatives, such as a summer of studying business with an international manufacturer or 11 months of service with the SALT program of Mennonite Central Committee. "Alternative Programs," www.emu.edu crosscultural alternative-programs. Retrieved 09 August 2010. Between October, 1930 and August, 1931, he served in the 16th Senegalese Tirailleur


translations translation

* Ahmad al-Mansur, sultan of Morocco, demands that the king of Songhay (Songhai people) pay a heavy tribute in exchange for Saharan salt, probably as an intentional provocation. When Songhay's answer is defiant, the sultan declares war and marches his army through Sahara to Songhay. * William Morgan's (William Morgan (Bible translator)) Welsh (Welsh language) translation of the Bible (Bible translations) is published. * February 20 – Conservatives win a majority in the Iranian parliament election (Iran Majlis election, 2004). * February 24 – A 6.5 Richter scale (Richter magnitude scale) earthquake in Northern Morocco hits in the Rif mountains (Rif) near the city of Al Hoceima, killing 400. Ait Kamara is destroyed; 517 are killed. * February 26 Africa * Death of the Catalan mercenary Reverter de La Guardia, main Almoravid commander in the Maghrid al-Aqsa (Morocco). His elimination opens the regions to the troops of the Almohads. Picard C. (1997) ''La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age''. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp.76 * December 19 – American Revolution: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. * December 20 – Morocco becomes the first nation to formally recognize the American colonies thereby beginning Morocco – United States relations. Bookin-Weiner, Jerome B. "The Origins of Moroccan American Relations" in THE ATLANTIC CONNECTION: 200 Years of Moroccan-American Relations 1786-1986, Bookin-Weiner, Jerome B. and El Mansour, Mohammed eds. Edino Press, 1990. Pg. 20 * December 24 – Kiritimati is discovered by James Cook. Africa * Yusuf ben Tashfin succeeds to the throne of Morocco, following the Almoravid conquest. * June 18 –George of Antioch conquers Tripoli, Libya for the king of Sicily (Roger II of Sicily). WikiPedia:Morocco Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Commons:Category:Morocco


people images

publisher portal.unesco.org date 2006-12-19 accessdate 2009-05-27 The performance was in front of the Erg Chebbi Dunes of Merzouga, in the Sahara. A free event, it was attended by about 25,000 people. Images of water and the environment were projected onto nine vertical screens, held in place by sand which was watered to keep it hard. Several permanent drinking fountains were built on the site, along with a permanent electricity installation. Jarre was accompanied by over


online publishing

, with a population estimated at 42,056. WikiPedia:Morocco Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Commons:Category:Morocco


putting development

settlement s. Situation in Morocco Muhammad III, or Sidi Muhammad ibn Abdallah, came to power in 1757 and ruled until his death in 1790. Prior to his reign, Morocco had experienced 30 years of internecine battles, instability and turmoil. During the 33 years Sidi Muhammad ruled he transformed the politics, the economy and the society, putting development of international trade high on his agenda and restoring power to the sultanate. This served to quickly bring respect to Morocco

; Situation in Morocco Muhammad III, or Sidi Muhammad ibn Abdallah, came to power in 1757 and ruled until his death in 1790. Prior to his reign, Morocco had experienced 30 years of internecine battles, instability and turmoil. During the 33 years Sidi Muhammad ruled he transformed the politics, the economy and the society, putting development of international trade high on his agenda and restoring power to the sultanate. This served to quickly bring respect to Morocco


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made stage

-Andalus . At times, Jews were also restricted in their choice of residence—in Morocco, Jews were confined to walled quarters (mellahs) beginning in the 15th century and increasingly since the early 19th century. From late 1968 he began tying scarves to one leg and one arm, and in mid-1969 he gave up the hat for bandanas. He started wearing increasingly fantastic custom-made stage costume with long trailing sleeves, culminating in his African-styled "Fire Angel" outfit that he wore throughout most of his final "Cry Of Love" tour, until it began to come apart during the Isle of Wight concert. He appeared in this outfit only once more (in just the jacket) at the disastrous concert in Aarhus, Denmark. His only non-work-related vacation was a two-week trip to Morocco in July 1969 with friends Colette Mimram, Stella Benabou (the then-wife of producer Alan Douglas (Alan Douglas (record producer))), and Deering Howe. Upon his return Hendrix decorated his Greenwich Village apartment with Moroccan ''objets d'art'' and fabrics. Mimram and Benabou created some of Hendrix's most memorable later attire, the shortened blue kimono-style jacket that he wore in three TV appearances and the white fringed jacket, ornamented with blue glass beads, he wore at the Woodstock Festival. A film about Jimi Hendrix, from the ukelele to the strat. WikiPedia:Morocco Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Commons:Category:Morocco

Morocco

'''Morocco''' ( , meaning "The West") are commonly used as alternate names.

Morocco has a population of over 33 million and an area of . Its political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab (Arab people), indigenous Berber (Berber people), Sub-Saharan African, and European influences.

Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory (United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories) of Western Sahara as its Southern Provinces. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975, leading to a guerrilla war with indigenous forces until a cease-fire in 1991. Peace processes (Western Sahara peace process) have thus far failed to break the political deadlock.

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco (List of rulers of Morocco) holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military (Military of Morocco), foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government (Moroccan government), while legislative power (legislature) is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives (Assembly of Representatives of Morocco) and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahir (Moroccan Dahir)s which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister (List of heads of government of Morocco) and the president of the Constitutional court.

Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, while the official languages are Berber (Berber languages) and Arabic (Arabic language). Moroccan Arabic, referred to as ''Darija'', and French (French language) are also widely spoken.

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