Sahrawi nationalism

Sahrawi nationalism is a political ideology that seeks self-determination of the Sahrawi people, the indigenous population of Western Sahara. It has historically been represented by the Polisario Front.[1] It arose as a reaction against Spanish colonialist policies imposed from 1958 on, and subsequently in reaction to Mauritanian and Moroccan invasions in 1975.[1]

Its main opposing ideologies have been Spanish colonialism (Spanish Sahara, 1884–1975), Mauritanian irridentism (Tiris al-Gharbiyya, 1975–1979), Moroccan irridentism (Southern Provinces, 1975-present) and Pan-Arabism.

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  1. 1 2 Tony Hodges (1983). "The origins of Saharawi nationalism". Third World Quarterly. 5 (1): 28–57. doi:10.1080/01436598308419678.
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