Morocco: History

  1. 1912

    Morocco becomes a French Protectorate under the Treaty of Fez. Spain continues to control the coast of Morocco. 

  2. 1956

    After about a decade of national unrest, the French protectorate ends. However, Spain maintains control over two coastal enclaves. 

  3. 1973-1976

    The war between Morocco and Algeria support Polisario forces over the Western Sahara causes financial drain on Morocco. 

  4. 1988

    Morocco resumes full diplomatic relations with Algeria

  5. 2004

    Morocco signs a free trade agreement with the US.


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