Proclamation of the Algerian National Liberation Front

(1954)

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On November 1, 1954, the National Liberation Front (Front de libération nationale, or FLN) issued a proclamation, which declared Algeria's separation from France, sparking a brutal eight-year war of independence. The Proclamation of the Algerian National Liberation Front marked the beginning of the end of Algerian severance from French rule, a process that had begun decades earlier. That process crescendoed in 1951 when several smaller groups joined to create the Algerian Front (Front...