History of Morocco

Try to answer these questions about the history of Morocco.
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Morocco was under the rule of what caliphate by the end of the 6th century?
Umayyad Caliphate
What people revolted against the above in the 7th century - thus bringing end to their rule?
Berbers
Which Moroccan city used to have an international zone from 1924 to 1956?
Tangier
Which European countries used to control different parts of Morocco?
France
Spain
From what Moroccan city did the felt headdress, that was popularized
during the Ottoman era, receive its name?
Fez
What term was historically used to refer to Muslims that lived in North Africa?
Moors
What name was given to the Roman province in Morocco?
(hint: namesake of a modern-day African country)
Mauretania Tingitana
Which of the Roman emperors conquered northern parts of Morocco in about 44 AD?
Claudius
Morocco became the first country recognize the independence of what country in 1777?
United States
The current ruling dynasty of Alaouite of Morocco are second oldest in the world.
The dynasty of which country is even older than that of Morocco's?
Japan
What city served as the capital of the former Saadi dynasty?
Marrakesh
Who became the king of Morocco after the death of Hassan II in 1999?
Mohammad VI
What city is also the name of a classical WWII-Hollywood movie?
Casablanca
Before 1950's, Morocco was home to about 265,000 of these people.
Now there are only 2,250 of them. Who are they?
Jews
What iconic French singer was partly from Moroccan descent from her father's side?
Édith Piaf
What city was replaced as the national capital of the country in 1912?
Rabat
What was the name of the border conflict with Algeria in the 1960's?
Sand War
What territory did Morocco invade in 1975?
Western Sahara
What union did Morocco withdrew from in 1984 over the above but rejoined in 2017?
African Union
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Level 56
Jan 14, 2020
Polisario should be acceptable for Western Saharah, unless we accept the propaganda of the Moroccan state.