1902 to 1913 is seen as one of the shaping moments in the history of French Algeria. The north African territory became a immigration magnet for poor French. Many industry’s began to open around this time making it very attractive for many French family’s. The influx of new immigrants changed the demographics of the country for ever. Over the course of 11 years the French population increased from 300.000 to 2.2 million. Although they were still a minority (35% of the total population) a new groundbreaking development was hitting French Algeria.
Many of the former Muslim population began to convert to Roman Catholic Christianity. It was unclear why this happened since the Muslim community was highly conservative, what is known is that the first Muslims to do this were women. The feminist wave had reached Algeria and was wrecking havoc in Muslim family’s. The woman probably did it out of defiance to the strict Muslim costumes. This also became the core of a new more easy going and less strict Christianity. The Algerian woman (Arabian and French) became the most active fighters for female emancipation. Most Arabian children began to be raised as Catholics in the following decade.
A former mosque now serving as a church.
With the increasing changes in French Algeria a new distinct culture began to form like with the Afrikaners in South Africa only at an accelerated rate. The first signs of a national identity began to emerge but was at the moment not very strong, it would surface again in the following decades. And would ultimately lead to a free French Algeria.
Hello folks this will be my first real AAR detailing the history of French Algeria.
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