The King and the People in Morocco, 1950-1959: U.S. StateDepartment Records on the Internal Affairs of Morocco

The King and the People in Morocco, 1950-1959: U.S. StateDepartment Records on the Internal Affairs of Morocco

Morocco’s strategic location has shaped its history. After gaining independence in 1956, Morocco made great strides toward economic and politicalliberalization. The sultan Muhammad V, ruling his newly independent nation, proclaimed his intention of turning it into a constitutional monarchy. Hisfirst act was to transform himself into a monarch and assume the title of king. The Moroccan government undertook a number of economic, social, andpolitical reforms, including the drafting of a constitution. This publication consists of materials collected and reported from the American Embassy inTangier and U.S. consular offices. There are thousands of pages arranged topically and chronologically on crucial subjects, such as:political parties andelections; unrest and revolution; police and crime; housing; human rights; public health; government; religion; national defense; culture; education;trade; fiscal and monetary issues; industry; labor; natural resources; and inftrastructure

Original Microform Title: Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs, Morocco, 1950-1954 and 1955-1959

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