The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is a country located in North Africa. It is the largest country on the Mediterranean Sea, the second largest on the African continent with the Democratic Republic of the Congo only being larger. It is the eleventh-largest country in the world in terms of land area. Its capital and largest city is Algiers. It borders Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya, and Tunisia.

Algeria is a member of the United Nations, African Union, OPEC and the Arab League. It also contributed toward the creation of the Maghreb Union. Algeria is considered by the Berbers to be a part of the Berber World.

From about AD 1516 to 1830, Algeria was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, and a safe haven for the Barbary Pirates. In 1830, France invaded, and after a brutal period of warfare, fully integrated Algeria into its empire, directly administering Algeria as a part of France proper. In 1954, Algerian rebels launched what became a war for independence, ending in 1962 with the withdrawal of French forces.

Algeria in "Report of the Special Committee on the Quality of Life"Edit

Algeria was judged by Jaime Nosénada's committee report to be an imminent threat to Spain's security. Nosénada thus urged that any naval spending should be aimed at patrolling the Mediterranean Sea, rather than Cristóbal Colón's proposed wild-eyed jaunt into the trackless and turbulent Atlantic.[1]

Algeria in WorldwarEdit

Algeria was ruled by Vichy France from 1940 until the arrival of the Race's Conquest Fleet in 1942. It was then quickly conquered (along with the rest of Africa) by the Race.[2] It was recognized as a Race colony after the Peace of Cairo in 1944.

Monique Dutourd observed that some of the denizens of Marseille's waterfront would not have been out of place in Algiers.


  1. See e.g. Departures, pg. 142.
  2. Colonization map.