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Publisher Description

This is a professionally-formatted, free flowing ebook reproduction of unique, up-to-date guides produced by the Department of Defense that provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Morocco, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.

CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Geographic and Topographical Divisions * Mountains * The Plains * The Desert Southeast * Climate * Rivers and Lakes * Cities * Casablanca (Dar al-Baida) * Rabat * Fes * Marrakech * Tangier * Environmental Concerns * Natural Hazards * CHAPTER 2: HISTORY * Early History * Morocco Through the Roman Era * The Post-Roman Era * The Early Islamic Dynasties * The Umayyads: Arab Control * The Idrisid Dynasty: Linked to the Prophet * The Almoravid and Almohad Dynasties: Berber Kingdoms * The Marinids: Secular Berbers * The Sharifian Dynasties * The Saadians * The Alaouite Dynasty: Links to the Prophet Again * Onset of Colonial Rule * French and Spanish Morocco * World War II and Independence * Modern Morocco * King Mohammed V and King Hassan II: Steps to Democracy * King Mohammed VI: The Reformer King * CHAPTER 3: ECONOMY * Agriculture * Industry and Manufacturing * Mining * Textiles * Emerging Industries * Energy * Natural Resources * Trade * Tourism * Banking and Finance * Standard of Living * Employment Trends * Outlook * CHAPTER 4: SOCIETY * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Berbers (Imazighen) and Tamashek * Arabic and Arabs * Jewish Community * Sahrawi * Religion * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * Gender Issues * Arts * Music * Film * Al-Halqa * Folk Culture and Folklore * Sports and Recreation * CHAPTER 5: SECURITY * United States-Morocco Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Algeria * Mauritania * Spain * France * Military and Law Enforcement * Army * Air Force * Navy * Issues Affecting Stability * Terrorist Groups and Activity * The Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group * Western Sahara * Poverty * Drug Trafficking * Human Trafficking * Water Security * Outlook * FINAL ASSESSMENT * CHAPTER 1: PROFILE * Geography * Area * Topography * Rivers * Climate * Major Cities * Casablanca (Dar al-Bai'da) * Rabat * Fes * Marrakech * Tangier * History * Early History * Arab and Berber Dynasties * The Rise of European Powers in Morocco * Moroccan Independence and Spanish Sahara * Morocco and Western Sahara: 21st Century * Government * Media * Economy * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Berbers * Arabs * Sahrawi * Jews * CHAPTER 2: RELIGION * Overview of Major Religions * Islam * Tenets and Spread * Moroccan Islam * Christianity and Judaism * Role of Religion in Government * Influence of Religion on Daily Life * Religious Conventions and Gender Roles * Religious Events * Ramadan * Moussems * Religious Holidays * Eid al-Fitr (Eid al-Sagheer) * Eid al-Adha (Eid al-Kabeer) * Al-Hijra or Muharram * Mawlid al-Nabi. Ashora * Buildings of Worship * Mosques * Murabitin * Behavior in Places of Worship * CHAPTER 3: TRADITIONS * Honor and Shame * Codes of Politeness * Greetings * Hospitality and Gift-Giving * Gender Roles and Interactions * Dining Etiquette * Cuisine and Eating Patterns * Dress Codes * Headgear * General Rules of Dress * Social Events * National Holidays * Festivals and Celebrations * Dos and Don'ts * CHAPTER 4: URBAN LIFE * Urbanization Issues * Work Problems in Urban Areas * Health Issues * Education and Schools in Cities * Restaurants * Marketplaces and Money * Markets * Bargaining * Money and Credit Cards * Urban Traffic and Transportation * Rental Cars * Taxis * Trains * Buses * Street Crime and Safety * Dealing with Street Vendors and Beggars * CHAPTER 5: RURAL LIFE * Tribal Distribution and Settlements * Land Distribution and Ownership * Rural Economy and Livelihood * Rural Transportation Issues

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2015
October 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
627
Pages
PUBLISHER
Progressive Management
SELLER
Smashwords, Inc.
SIZE
512.6
KB

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