Country profile - Countryprofile:Tunisia

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Country profile: Tunisia  Home of the ancient city of Carthage, Tunisia has long been an important player in the  Mediterranean, placed as it is in the centre of North Africa, close to vital shipping routes. In their time, the Romans, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and French realised its strategic significance, making  it a hub for control over the region. Politics:  Tunisia has been relatively stable and prosperous under the leadership of President Ben Ali since 1987;  human rights groups criticise the suppression of dissent Economy:  The diverse economy has been growing steadily in recent years; Tunisia has been praised for halving its  slum population International:  Tunisia has strong ties with the European Union; its peacekeepers have served in several conflict areas Full name:  Tunisian Republic  Population:  10.3 million (UN, 2007)  Capital:  Tunis  Area: 
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course SOC 131 taught by Professor Kathy during the Spring '06 term at Michigan State University.

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