History: Hassan II 42 years ago announced the Green March on (video)

Hassan II announced on 16 October 1975 a great mars to the provinces in the South.

On 16 October 1975, just after the confirmation by the International Court of Justice in the Hague about the existence of legal ties between Morocco and the Sahrawi tribes, Hassan II announced a large popular mars to the provinces in the South.

In november 1975, the Moroccan monarch Hassan II this Green Mars, in which 350,000 Moroccans were sent to the area. The action was intended to put pressure on Spain, which in that area then as colonizer. In addition, the March had to contribute to national unity and strengthen the authority of the monarch. After two coups of the army in 1971 and 1972, which sought to bring life to the King, Hassan II had the strong need to restore his authority. The Green March, less than a month later colonizer Spain succeeded from the area.

The Green Mars today is a national holiday in Morocco that on 6 november.

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