MOROCCO: The King's Rain

Like many another newborn nation, the Kingdom of Morocco has sadly discovered that independence provides a brief, heady celebration but cures no chronic ailments. Two years after Morocco gained its freedom, its economic and political problems have piled so high that King Mohammed V was prompted only last month to remind his people: "It is not going to rain gold and silver. The seeds of independence will not yield their fruit in a day. Our sons and grandsons will pick them." Less poetically, the King confided to a friend: "The French never gave me half as much trouble as...

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