Those who want the Arab Maghreb Union to bolster Morocco need to question the timing of their military campaign and realize two things: annexing Western Sahara to the Mekhzen does not guarantee Maghreb unity, just as recognizing the self-determination of the Sahrawi people does not break that hope. Western Sahara has never been part of Morocco. After World War II, a wave of liberation movements swept over the European colonies in Africa. While Morocco achieved its independence from the French in 1956, Western Sahara remained under Spanish control. In 1958, the colonial administration there announced that Western Sahara was a Spanish province.
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