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The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. It is the 11th largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Morocco and the remnants of Western Sahara in the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mali in the east and southeast, and Senegal in the southwest.

The country derives its name from the ancient Berbers' Kingdom of Mauretania, which existed from the 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD, in the far north of modern-day Morocco. The French began colonising Mauritania in the late 19th century, and made it a province of French West Africa in 1920. The modern nation of Mauritania was founded in 1960. Approximately 90% of Mauritania's land is within the Sahara and consequently the population is concentrated in the south, where precipitation is slightly higher. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, which is home to around 33% of the country's 3.5 million people.

Slavery in Mauritania has been called a major human rights issue, with roughly 4% (155,600 people) of the country's population – proportionally the highest for any country – being enslaved against their will, especially enemies of the government. Additional human rights concerns in Mauritania include female genital mutilation and child labour.

Mauritania in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit

Mauritania was part of the substantial empire Germany maintained in Africa.[1]

Mauritania in WorldwarEdit

Mauritania was taken over by The Race's Conquest Fleet during their invasion of the Earth in 1942 along with the rest of Africa.[2] It was recognized as Race colony following the Peace of Cairo in 1944.

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