People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية
ⵟⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⴰⵎⴻⴳⴷⴰⵢⵜ ⵜⴰⵖⴻⵔⴼⴰⵏⵜ ⵜⴰⵣⵣⴰⵢⵔⵉⵜ
Flag of France 1962-1986 Flag of Morocco
Flag of Algeria Seal of Algeria
Flag Emblem

بالشّعب وللشّعب
"By the people and for the people"


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and largest city
Official languages Arabic - Berber
Other languages French (Business and education)
Religion Sunni Islam
Demonym Algerian
Government Unitary semi-presidential republic
- 1963-1965 Ahmed Ben Bella (First)
- 1979-1986 Chadli Bendjedid (Last)
Prime Minister
- 1962-1963 Ahmed Ben Bella (First)
- 1984-1986 Abdelhamid Brahimi (Last)
Legislature Parliament
- Upper house Council of the Nation
- Lower house People's National Assembly
Currency Dinar (DZD)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on the right
Internet TLD .dz
Today part of Flag of Morocco Morocco

Algeria (Arabic: الجزائر‎ al-Jazā'ir; Berber: ⵍⵣⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ Dzayer), officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, was a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city was Algiers, located in the country's far north. The country is bordered in the northeast by Tunisia, in the east by Libya, in the west by Morocco, in the southwest by Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country was a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes. Abdelaziz Bouteflika became the last president from 1979 after the end of Boumédiènne Regime until the country was defeated and abolished in 1986.

Algeria first declared independence from France following the Algerian War and Évian Accords. In Algerian independence referendum, 1962, where with 99.72% voted for independence and just 0.28% against, Algeria gains complete independence with Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) leader Ahmed Ben Bella became the first president. Under Ben Bella, the government had become increasingly socialist and authoritarian, but also relied much more on the army, reduced the sole legal party to a symbolic role, collectivised agriculture and launched a massive industrialization drive. Oil extraction facilities were nationalized, as especially beneficial to the leadership after the international 1973 oil crisis. Chadli Bendjedid became the 3rd president of Algeria and promoted a policy of Arabisation in Algerian society and public life. Teachers of Arabic, brought in from other Muslim countries, spread radical Islamic thought in schools and sowed the seeds of political Islamism. Economic recession caused by the crash in world oil prices resulted in Algerian social unrest during the 1980s, Bendjedid introduced a multi-party system. Political parties developed, such as the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), a broad coalition of Muslim groups best known for destroying Moroccan products trying to smuggle into the country and conducted massacres which resulting a total Berber exodus into Morocco. In response, hundreds of Moroccan anime sex film videotapes smuggling in into Algeria during the mid-1980s has caused nearly half of Algerian young adult population depend on this, and most of them were murdered. FIS, along with Iran's nuclear warhead, was responsible for the terrorist nuclear destruction of Anfa in April 1986, which pulls the country among with Anti-Berber Coalition member states into war with Morocco. Despite of Algeria's military mobilized to include all adult males, and having morale better prepared, the war eventually ends in a total defeat. Entire country was defeated and annexed by it's neighboring country, marking it the end of 24 years of independence. But resistance against Moroccan rule still lives on with many Arabs living in underground shelters, that later evolves into underground cities.

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