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Algerian citizens nonviolently intervene to prevent civil war, 1962

Time period
August 29, 1962 to September 3, 1962
Third-party nonviolent intervention
Total points
8 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Aurora Muñoz 10/10/2009 and Max Rennebohm 29/03/2011

After over seven years of a harsh and bloody war between Algeria’s socialist National Liberation Front (FLN) and the French military, Algeria had finally claimed its independence from France in 1962.  However, internal turmoil among the state’s leaders threatened to disrupt the country’s peace. At a FLN party congress in late May 1962, one of the leading FLN members, Ahmed Ben Bella, convinced the FLN to vote out the government-in-exile, the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic (GPRA), and its leader Ben Youssef Ben Khedda.