That Dry Patch Of Land Unrecognized

That Dry Patch Of Land Unrecognized - That Dry Patch Of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
That Dry Patch Of Land Unrecognized That patch of land, usually known as the Western Sahara , is the biggest patch of land currently non-self-governed in the world. It’s also known as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic by the self-proclaimed government (exiled in Algeria). The largest city (and the one we would normally call “capital”, if it weren’t for the fact that it has no established government) is El Aaiún (also called Laayoune). Originally a Spanish colony, it handed the administration of the colony in 1975 to a joint effort by Morocco and Mauritania (Morocco had started claiming it since 1957). They couldn’t get along and eventually a war erupted; that’s when the Polisario Front, a Sahrawi national liberation movement, proclaimed the independence of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. When the war ended, Morocco took possession of the terrain, reclaiming it as such. The place itself is almost a Death World
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

That Dry Patch Of Land Unrecognized - That Dry Patch Of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online