MOROCCO: Order First

One week after Sultan Mohammed V returned to Morocco's throne, it was still an open question whether he or anyone else would be able to keep order in Morocco's restive land. The Sultan could not trust some 400 pashas and caids (local administrators) who had endorsed his banishment by the French. They, in turn, fearing reprisals from the Sultan's friends, dared not assert their authority or exact their usual tithes from restless Berber tribes. The new French Resident General, Andre Louis Dubois, had turned over much of the police power to Moroccans, concentrating his 100,000 troops in the openly...

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