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Unformatted text preview: independence, Algeria experienced a bloody war between France, the Algerian independence movement and the pieds-noirs : the start of the war is fictionalized in the film The Battle Of Algiers . The independence movement won, leading to many pieds-noirs to flee back to metropolitan France. The nation also experience a long-lasting civil war started by the Islamic fundamentalist GIA (military wing of the FIS) during the 1990s. It ended (kind of) at the turn of the century, with the military putting Abdelaziz Bouteflika as President, where he stands as of today. While the nation is mostly ignored in Anglophone media, it maintains a reasonable place in French media, partly because of the Algerian diaspora in France. Albert Camus was born here. The Algerian flag...
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- Winter '09