Answer to Question #172465 in History for Kevin Stallone

Question #172465

Potential discussion topics are shown below. (Responses should be in the form of substantive posts and include a unique Subject Line - Do NOT use 'Reply' or 'Question 1'; instead, you should be inventive and imaginative, e.g., 'Democracy at Home But Not Abroad and the Terrorist Backlash')

  1. Why does the Battle of Algiers continue to captivate audiences to this day?

      I am deciding to write about question 1 (Why does the Battle of Algiers continue to captivate audiences to this day?) and will for sure need some help with this short essay/discussion. This course has to do with terrorism and the modern world. It has to be a short essay minimum 400 words and 2 sources.

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2021-03-18T13:02:05-0400

The Battle of Algiers was a campaign of urban guerrilla warfare carried out by the National Liberation Front (FLN) against the French Algerian authorities from late 1956 to late 1957. The use of torture, forced disappearances and illegal executions by the French later caused controversy in France.

The Battle of Algiers ought to find a place in the history curriculum of the schools and universities because of its usefulness to link the past and present and for telling a story of colonialism from the perspective of people that Frantz Fanon termed the wretched of the earth.

The Battle of Algiers were often perceived as fostering domestic insurrection and providing tactical instructions for revolutionaries.

The Battle of Algiers omits several historical details by focusing only upon FLN opposition to the French and ignores problems associated with governing Algeria after independence

The Battle of Algiers provides a useful vehicle for the discussion of colonialism, wars of national liberation, and leftist politics, as well as contemporary issues regarding terrorism, torture, and the American military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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