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Morocco

Stamps issued: 1956-PRESENT

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5.50-dirham Traditional Crafts single

A kingdom in northwestern Africa, bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Once a powerful state embracing much of Spain and North Africa in the 12th century, Moroccan power declined thereafter. European encroachment led to the division of the country into French (southern) and Spanish (northern) protectorates in 1912, although tribal resistance continued for two more decades. In 1956, the two zones were reunited and Morocco again became independent. Morocco has since expanded by absorbing Tangier (1956), Ifni (1969), the northern two-thirds of the Spanish Sahara (1976) and the southern portion of the Spanish Sahara in 1980. Morocco waged a bitter war in the former Spanish Sahara against the Polisario Front, which claims independence for the region, until 1990. A United Nations-sponsored referendum on self-determination for the region has not yet taken place.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

 

Precedent Countries:


SPANISH SAHARA
Stamps issued: 1924-1976

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10p Taureg and Camel single
 

IFNI
Stamps issued: 1941-1969

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3p Nomads single
 

SPANISH MOROCCO
Stamps issued: 1903-1956

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25c Arab Postman single
 

FRENCH MOROCCO
Stamps issued: 1891-1955

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15-franc Post Rider and Public Letter Writer single
 

SPANISH WEST AFRICA
Stamps issued: 1949-1951

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4p Native single
 

TANGIER INTERNATIONAL CITY
Stamps issued: 1948-1950

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45c Tangier Street single
 

CAPE JUBY
Stamps issued: 1916-1948

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Overprint on 10c stamp of Spanish Morocco single
 

LA AGUERA
Stamps issued: 1920-1922

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Overprint on 10p stamp of Rio de Oro single
 

RIO DE ORO
Stamps issued: 1905-1922

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5c surcharge and overprint on Portugese East Africa revenue stamp single
 

TETUAN
Stamps issued: 1908

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Overprint on 40c stamp of Spain single

 

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