Spanish Sahara
1924-1939
History of Northern Africa Western Sahara
since 1976





Spanish Sahara, 1939-1976



In 1948, the CAPE JUBY region (a stretch of land Spain gained in the partition of Morocco in 1911) was incorporated into the Spanish Sahara.
In 1957 rebels expelled the Spanish from the country. In 1958, with French assistance, the Spanish reestablished their control over the territory. In the 1970es, guerilla warfare flared up. After Franco's death in 1975, Spain withdrew from it's colony in 1976.






EXTERNAL
FILES
History of the Western Sahara, from Infoplease
CASCON Case WES : Western Sahara 1973-, by L.P. Bloomfield, L. Moulton
DOCUMENTS
REFERENCE Article : Spanish Colonial Empire, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1949 p.600, 1950 pp.641-642, 1951 p.647, 1952 pp.648-649, 1953 p.657, 1954 pp.660-661, 1955 p.709, 1956 pp.646-647, 1957 pp.708-709 [G]
Article : Spanish Colonies, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1958 p.651, 1959 p.650 [G]
Article : Spanish Overseas Provinces, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1960 pp.651-652, 1961 pp.652-653, 1962 p.646 [G]
Article : Colonies and Other Dependencies : Spanish Sahara, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1966 p.206, 1967 p.221, 1968 p.219 [G]
Article : Dependent States : Spanish Sahara, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1970 p.281, 1971 p.271 [G]
Article : Spain : Colonies, in : Statesman's Year Book 1943 pp.1281-1282 [G]
Article : Spain : Western Sahara, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 p.1320, 1975-1976 p.1326 [G]
Article : Rio de Oro, in : Americana Annual 1945 pp.623-624 (on events of 1944) [G]
Article : Spanish Colonial Empire - Spanish Sahara, in : Americana Annual 1946 p.687 (on events of 1945) [G]
Article : Spanish Colonial Empire, in : Americana Annual 1947 p.664 (on events of 1946) [G]
Article : Spanish Territories, in : Americana Annual 1962 p.717, 1963 pp.633-634, 1964 pp.621 [G]
Article : Spanish Sahara, in : Americana Annual 1976 p.72 [G]



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