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Algeria has the largest territory of all the countries of North Africa and Southwest Asia About 90 percent of this territory is covered by the Sahara desert Because of this most of Algerias population 27 million live in the north near the Mediterranean coast This region is called the Tell The farming region of the Tell makes up Algerias breadbasket Crops that are grown include wheat barley potatoes tomatoes citrus fruits dates and figs However Algeria still has to spend 20 percent of its money on food imports Most air blown off the Mediterranean produces rain and rain- fed streams flow through the farmlands Many Algerians are farmers or sheep herdsmen who graze their flocks on the mountain sides of the Atlas Mountains The Mediterranean climate attracted many French farmers during the colonial period They laid out vineyards and made wine one of Algerias major exports The Atlas Mountain ranges have many mineral deposits iron ore phosphates coal zink lead copper tungsten natural gas and petroleum Algeria was annexed to France in 1830 France replaced the military rulers with a civilian administration in 1871 In the 1900s France began to develop Algeria Programs sponsored by the French influenced French citizens to move to their new colony The French brought most of Algerias new found oil reserves and supplied more imports to Algeria then any other country Many Algerians moved to France to work and advisors from France helped Algerians improve their farming techniques The French also tried to update Algeria with their European culture in the areas of economics education industries and government institutions In the late 1950s a long and bitter battle for independence began The French tried to put down the revolt but couldnt The rebels used guerrilla tactics to gain independence The brutality of the French colonial forces and the fact that the French government could not find a political solution helped move world opinion against France The
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