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Stretching from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, straddling the Mediterranean and the Sahara, the impacts of war on the societies and cultures of North Africa are as vast as the region itself. Shared by all, however, are a geography and pattern of migrations reflective of its location at the frontier of historic centers of power in the eastern Mediterranean and Europe. The impacts and stories of war are inextricably linked to the migrations of peoples to North Africa, their identities, and their collective memories. North Africa has been viewed as vital for strategic depth and its location at the crossroads of intercontinental trade between Africa, Asia, and Europe. While the geographic importance of the region has often been a noteworthy comment in war ...

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