Today in North African history: the Green March begins (1975)

It’s hard to believe that the Spanish Empire only officially ceased to exist in 1975. I mean, when you think of the Spanish Empire, or at least when I think of it, I think of vast swathes of the Americas that were Spanish colonial domains until the successful independence movements of the early 19th century, with a couple of territories (Cuba, the Philippines) remaining under Spanish control until the Spanish-American War. But Spain held a few territories in Africa well into the 20th century, and none later than the area known today as Western Sahara, Spain’s last colony.

Source: Today in North African history: the Green March begins (1975)

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