Moroccan Crises, First and Second
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Moroccan Crises, First and Second

Two situations of international tension (1905, 1911) that were provoked by the rivalry between the German Reich and France over influence in Morocco. France’s interest in Morocco resulted from the latter’s proximity to Algeria. The aim was to extend French rule to the entire Maghreb. By concluding bilateral agreements with Italy (1902), England (Entente Cordiale), and Spain (1904), as well as by weakening Moroccan rule in the areas bordering on Algeria, France strove to establish itself as the dominant political power in the region.

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Kröger, Martin and Allain, Jean-Claude, “Moroccan Crises, First and Second”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0410>
First published online: 2015



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