History UsefulNotes / ThatDryPatchOfLandUnrecognized

25th Oct '15 9:07:32 PM karstovich2
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The place as of today is divided between a zone controlled by Morocco (next to the shore) and a zone controlled by the Polisario Front (the inland part). The Moroccan part is by far the more heavily populated, and the Moroccan government has been working like hell to develop the region and endear it to the government in Rabat. The Front is backed by Algeria, [[TheManBehindTheMan which Morocco claims to be the one pulling its strings]], which sees the conflict as part of a wider grudge against Morocco that started when the latter attempted to take some territory off them (which had been transferred to them by the French... don't ask why both countries didn't even bother to bury the hatchet and chew out France for the geopolitical mess they just got into). Morocco, on the other hand, is supported by France and, occasionally, America. No side is willing to back down, though Morocco is willing to offer autonomy to the Sahrawis. This comes as no surprise since Spain, Morocco's former master, counts various autonomous communities as part of its dominion to this day.

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The place as of today is divided between a zone controlled by Morocco (next to the shore) and a zone controlled by the Polisario Front (the inland part). The Moroccan part is by far the more heavily populated, and the Moroccan government has been working like hell to develop the region and endear it to the government in Rabat. The Front is backed by Algeria, [[TheManBehindTheMan which Morocco claims to be the one pulling its strings]], which sees the conflict as part of a wider grudge against Morocco that started when the latter attempted to take some territory off them (which had been transferred to them by the French... don't ask why both countries didn't even bother to bury the hatchet and chew out France for the geopolitical mess they just got into). Morocco, on the other hand, is supported by France and, occasionally, America. No side is willing to back down, though Morocco is willing to offer autonomy to the Sahrawis. This comes as no surprise since Spain, one of Morocco's two former master, masters (Spain controlled most of the Mediterranean coast of Morocco from 1912 to 1956), counts various autonomous communities as part of its dominion to this day.
8th Jan '15 9:48:30 AM allium
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Originally a Spanish colony, it handed the administration of the colony in 1975 to a joint effort by UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}} and Mauritania (the former had started claiming it since 1957). They couldnít get along and eventually a war erupted; thatís when the Polisario Front, a liberation movement of the Sahrawis, nomads of mixed Arab-Berber blood, proclaimed the independence of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. When the war ended, Morocco took possession of the terrain, reclaiming it as such.

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Originally a Spanish colony, it handed the administration of the colony in 1975 to a joint effort by UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}} and Mauritania UsefulNotes/{{Mauritania}} (the former had started claiming it since 1957). They couldnít get along and eventually a war erupted; thatís when the Polisario Front, a liberation movement of the Sahrawis, nomads of mixed Arab-Berber blood, proclaimed the independence of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. When the war ended, Morocco took possession of the terrain, reclaiming it as such.
16th Jan '13 7:42:20 AM zero5889
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->The flag uses all four Pan-Arab colors, and is similar to that used by Palestine, distinguishable only by the red crescent and star in the center, symbolizing Islam. Were the Polisario Front granted independence, the black and green stripes would be inverted.

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->The flag uses all four Pan-Arab colors, and is similar to that used by Palestine, distinguishable only by the red crescent and star in the center, symbolizing Islam. Were the Polisario Front to be granted independence, the black and green stripes would be inverted.
16th Jan '13 7:41:52 AM zero5889
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That patch of land, usually known as the UsefulNotes/WesternSahara, is the biggest patch of land currently non-self-governed in the world. Itís also known as the UsefulNotes/SahrawiArabDemocraticRepublic by the self-proclaimed government (exiled in Algeria). The largest city (and the one we would normally call ďcapitalĒ, if it werenít 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 UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}} and Mauritania (Morocco had started claiming it since 1957). They couldnít get along and eventually a war erupted; thatís 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 DeathWorld with mostly desert, interrupted by the occasional highway that goes from town to town, its shores are too high and rocky to be used as beaches or ports and it doesnít seem to have much oil (or at least, itís not that accessible). The population is barely over 500,000 people, between Moroccans and Sahrawis, nomadic tribes of mixed Arab-Berber heritage.

The place as of today is divided between a zone controlled by Morocco (next to the shore) and a zone controlled by the Polisario Front (the inland part). The Moroccan part is by far the more heavily populated, and the Moroccan government has been working like hell to develop the region and endear it to the government in Rabat. The Front is backed by Algeria, [[TheManBehindTheMan which is seen as the one who pulls the strings of the Front]]. The Algerians see the conflict as part of a wider grudge against Morocco that started when the Moroccans attempted to take some territory on their border (which had been transferred from Morocco to Algeria by the French... don't ask why both countries don't forget about that whole business and gang up on the French). Morocco, on the other hand, is supported by France and, occasionally, by America. None of them is willing to back down, though Morocco is willing to offer the status of autonomous community within the kingdom. This comes as no surprise since Spain, Morocco's former master, counts various autonomous communities as part of its dominion to this day.

[[AC:The Western Saharan flag]]\\
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/125px-Flag_of_the_Sahrawi_Arab_Democratic_Republic_svg_3001.png

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That patch of land, usually known as the UsefulNotes/WesternSahara, ''Western Sahara'', is the biggest patch of land currently non-self-governed in the world. Itís also known as the UsefulNotes/SahrawiArabDemocraticRepublic ''Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic'' by the its self-proclaimed government (exiled in Algeria). The largest city (and the one we would normally call ďcapitalĒ, if de facto "capital", were it werenít but 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 UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}} and Mauritania (Morocco (the former had started claiming it since 1957). They couldnít get along and eventually a war erupted; thatís when the Polisario Front, a Sahrawi national liberation movement, movement of the Sahrawis, nomads of mixed Arab-Berber blood, 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 DeathWorld with mostly desert, interrupted by the occasional highway that goes from town to town, its shores are too high and rocky to be used as beaches or ports and it doesnít seem to have much oil (or at least, itís not that accessible). The population is barely over 500,000 people, between mostly Moroccans and Sahrawis, nomadic tribes of mixed Arab-Berber heritage.

Sahrawis.

The place as of today is divided between a zone controlled by Morocco (next to the shore) and a zone controlled by the Polisario Front (the inland part). The Moroccan part is by far the more heavily populated, and the Moroccan government has been working like hell to develop the region and endear it to the government in Rabat. The Front is backed by Algeria, [[TheManBehindTheMan which is seen as Morocco claims to be the one who pulls the strings of the Front]]. The Algerians see pulling its strings]], which sees the conflict as part of a wider grudge against Morocco that started when the Moroccans latter attempted to take some territory on their border off them (which had been transferred from Morocco to Algeria them by the French... don't ask why both countries don't forget about that whole business didn't even bother to bury the hatchet and gang up on chew out France for the French). geopolitical mess they just got into). Morocco, on the other hand, is supported by France and, occasionally, by America. None of them No side is willing to back down, though Morocco is willing to offer autonomy to the status of autonomous community within the kingdom.Sahrawis. This comes as no surprise since Spain, Morocco's former master, counts various autonomous communities as part of its dominion to this day.

[[AC:The Western Saharan flag]]\\
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/125px-Flag_of_the_Sahrawi_Arab_Democratic_Republic_svg_3001.pngorg/pmwiki/pub/images/western_sahara_flag_3231.png
->The flag uses all four Pan-Arab colors, and is similar to that used by Palestine, distinguishable only by the red crescent and star in the center, symbolizing Islam. Were the Polisario Front granted independence, the black and green stripes would be inverted.
22nd Jun '12 1:44:54 PM AmusedTroperGuy
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[[AC:The Western Saharan flag]]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/100px-Flag_of_Western_Sahara_5346.png

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[[AC:The Western Saharan flag]]
flag]]\\
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/100px-Flag_of_Western_Sahara_5346.org/pmwiki/pub/images/125px-Flag_of_the_Sahrawi_Arab_Democratic_Republic_svg_3001.png
23rd Jan '12 10:03:29 AM Trogdor2001
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The place as of today is divided between a zone controlled by Morocco (next to the shore) and a zone controlled by the Polisario Front (the inland part). The Moroccan part is by far the more heavily populated, and the Moroccan government has been working like hell to develop the region and endear it to the government in Rabat. The Front is backed by Algeria, [[TheManBehindTheMan which is seen as the one who pulls the strings of the Front]]. The Algerians see the conflict as part of a wider grudge against Morocco that started when the Moroccans attempted to take some territory on their border (which had been transferred from Morocco to Algeria by the French... don't ask why both countries don't forget about that whole business and gang up on the French). Morocco, on the other hand, is supported by France and, occasionally, by America. None of them is willing to back down, though Morocco is willing to offer the status of autonomous community within the kingdom.

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The place as of today is divided between a zone controlled by Morocco (next to the shore) and a zone controlled by the Polisario Front (the inland part). The Moroccan part is by far the more heavily populated, and the Moroccan government has been working like hell to develop the region and endear it to the government in Rabat. The Front is backed by Algeria, [[TheManBehindTheMan which is seen as the one who pulls the strings of the Front]]. The Algerians see the conflict as part of a wider grudge against Morocco that started when the Moroccans attempted to take some territory on their border (which had been transferred from Morocco to Algeria by the French... don't ask why both countries don't forget about that whole business and gang up on the French). Morocco, on the other hand, is supported by France and, occasionally, by America. None of them is willing to back down, though Morocco is willing to offer the status of autonomous community within the kingdom.
kingdom. This comes as no surprise since Spain, Morocco's former master, counts various autonomous communities as part of its dominion to this day.
5th Nov '11 4:26:03 PM TheGDude
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The place as of today is divided between a zone controlled by Morocco (next to the shore) and a zone controlled by the Polisario Front (the inland part). The Moroccan part is by far the more heavily populated, and the Moroccan government has been working like hell to develop the region and endear it to the government in Rabat. The Front is backed by Algeria, which is seen as the one who pulls the strings of the Front. The Algerians see the conflict as part of a wider grudge against Morocco that started when the Moroccans attempted to take some territory on their border (which had been transferred from Morocco to Algeria by the French... don't ask why both countries don't forget about that whole business and gang up on the French). Morocco, on the other hand, is supported by France and, occasionally, by America. None of them is willing to back down, though Morocco is willing to offer the status of autonomous community within the kingdom.

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The place as of today is divided between a zone controlled by Morocco (next to the shore) and a zone controlled by the Polisario Front (the inland part). The Moroccan part is by far the more heavily populated, and the Moroccan government has been working like hell to develop the region and endear it to the government in Rabat. The Front is backed by Algeria, [[TheManBehindTheMan which is seen as the one who pulls the strings of the Front.Front]]. The Algerians see the conflict as part of a wider grudge against Morocco that started when the Moroccans attempted to take some territory on their border (which had been transferred from Morocco to Algeria by the French... don't ask why both countries don't forget about that whole business and gang up on the French). Morocco, on the other hand, is supported by France and, occasionally, by America. None of them is willing to back down, though Morocco is willing to offer the status of autonomous community within the kingdom.
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