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The Green March in the Sahara

In November 1975, King Hassan the Second of Morocco ordered hundreds of thousands of civilians to march into disputed territory in the desert.

In November 1975, King Hassan the Second ordered hundreds of thousands of Moroccans to march into disputed territory in the desert. He wanted to claim the colony of Spanish Sahara for Morocco. The Green March led to a diplomatic victory for the King, but sparked a guerrilla war and decades of instability in the region. Witness speaks to a Moroccan who was on the march.

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