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France vs. Algeria: The War for Air and Naval Superiority in the Mediterranean

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Assessing the outcome of a prospective conflict between France and Algeria. A look at the aerial, air defence, ground and naval capabilities of both countries, and the advantages and disadvantages both could face.

 

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Assessing the outcome of a prospective conflict between France and Algeria. A look at the aerial, air defence, ground and naval capabilities of both countries, and the advantages and disadvantages both could face.

Quite informative in the conventional engagement sphere and I would like to add there will also be logistical issues on both ends to land troops. Algeria could attempt a sneaky ground offense but won't be able to do much. Now that being said I do agree with him. He should do Algeria vs Morocco one..

In an Algerian-Moroccan WAR Algeria could force Morocco to retreat from the west sahara and pin them down but won't be able to advance much into proper Morocco due to the atlas mountains serving as logistical nightmare for Algeria and casualities could be high on Algeria's end if they were to over try and attempt to advance right into Moroccan atlas mountains defensive lines.. It would be an Stalemate with Morocco losing it's West Sahara colony but Algeria losing most manpower
 
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In an Algerian-Moroccan WAR Algeria could force Morocco to retreat from the west sahara and pin them down but won't be able to advance much into proper Morocco due to the atlas mountains serving as logistical nightmare for Algeria and casualities could be high on Algeria's end if they were to over try and attempt to advance right into Moroccan atlas mountains defensive lines.. It would be an Stalemate with Morocco losing it's West Sahara colony but Algeria losing most manpower
Algeria can't militarily defeat Morocco they are militarily around the same with Algeria being the better armed slightly and I do agree that Morocco could be pushed back from the less relevant West Sahara but that is also affordable for Morocco but Algeria will fail in proper land border and proper Morocco locked in a gritty stalemate.. Morocco has also improved alot militarily in the last couple of months closing the little remaining edge Algeria might have had but there is still little more edge to close
 
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Algeria can't militarily defeat Morocco they are militarily around the same with Algeria being the better armed slightly and I do agree that Morocco could be pushed back from the less relevant West Sahara but that is also affordable for Morocco but Algeria will fail in proper land border and proper Morocco locked in a gritty stalemate.. Morocco has also improved alot militarily in the last couple of months closing the little remaining edge Algeria might have had but there is still little more edge to close
You and @Battlion25 have an almost identical writing style, interesting.
 

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Quite informative in the conventional engagement sphere and I would like to add there will also be logistical issues on both ends to land troops. Algeria could attempt a sneaky ground offense but won't be able to do much. Now that being said I do agree with him. He should do Algeria vs Morocco one..

In an Algerian-Moroccan WAR Algeria could force Morocco to retreat from the west sahara and pin them down but won't be able to advance much into proper Morocco due to the atlas mountains serving as logistical nightmare for Algeria and casualities could be high on Algeria's end if they were to over try and attempt to advance right into Moroccan atlas mountains defensive lines.. It would be an Stalemate with Morocco losing it's West Sahara colony but Algeria losing most manpower
They will just not foght each other.. first of all the US backs Morocco fully and recognize its sovereignty on Western Sahara historically.. Russia won't back Algeria Militarily.. but it will pull it to reason..

The main fact here that you all seem not to know it there was a big war between Algeria and Morocco in the Western Sahara for almost 20 years from the 70s up to the 90s .. and where Algeria and the Polisario couldn't take any part of the Western Sahara.. eventhough Morocco was "much weaker"..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Sahara_conflict

I don't like to take sides in this but it is Morocco who has liberated the Western Sahara from Spain ..



Around 1000 Algerian soldiers prisoners in the Western Sahara war in 1976


I will make a thread on this topic later.. there is a lot of information out there and much truth..
 
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Assessing the outcome of a prospective conflict between France and Algeria. A look at the aerial, air defence, ground and naval capabilities of both countries, and the advantages and disadvantages both could face.

Now west is after Algeria which has descent defense capably to destroy the Muslims defence
 

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They will just not foght each other.. first of all the US backs Morocco fully and recognize its sovereignty on Western Sahara historically.. Russia won't back Algeria Militarily.. but it will pull it to reason..

The main fact here that you all seem not to know it there was a big war between Algeria and Morocco in the Western Sahara for almost 20 years from the 70s up to the 90s .. and where Algeria and the Polisario couldn't take any part of the Western Sahara.. eventhough Morocco was "much weaker"..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Sahara_conflict

I don't like to take sides in this but it is Morocco who has liberated the Western Sahara from Spain ..



Around 1000 Algerian soldiers prisoners in the Western Sahara war in 1976


I will make a thread on this topic later.. there is a lot of information out there and much truth..
There was no war between Algeria and Morocco except in the one that took place in 1964. The Polisorio is an insurgency group. Algeria supported them with only arms and had no doing in that. You said you didn't wanna pick side but seems like you already have by claiming the Polisario was Algeria:lol: Which is far from the truth.

We were just Talking about in a scenario if it were only them two. All tho I don't see them ever fighting it would ruin their societies they have nothing to gain from that..
 

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There was no war between Algeria and Morocco except in the one that took place in 1964. The Polisorio is an insurgency group. Algeria supported them with only arms and had no doing in that. You said you didn't wanna pick side but seems like you already have by claiming the Polisario was Algeria:lol: Which is far from the truth.

We were just Talking about in a scenario if it were only them two. All tho I don't see them ever fighting it would ruin their societies they have nothing to gain from that..
Take a look at the 3rd video in that post..
 

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You gotta hand it to the Algerians though,they've beefed up their army so much the last few years. They bought a lot of good stuff ;)
 

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Yeah. I have seen that video but Algeria had no direct involvement that was a border skirmish around the sahara area
That was 1976 not 1964..
You gotta hand it to the Algerians though,they've beefed up their army so much the last few years. They bought a lot of good stuff ;)
Morocco too.. they just announce less.. you know for sure that 2 neighbors like that with those political differences will try to have equilibrium between them at least as a deterrent..
 

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That was 1976 not 1964..

Morocco too.. they just announce less.. you know for sure that 2 neighbors like that with those political differences will try to have equilibrium between them at least as a deterrent..
I meant 1964 myself. I agree with you on the second point tho. Sometimes competition can be healthy on both ends
 

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Morocco too.. they just announce less.. you know for sure that 2 neighbors like that with those political differences will try to have equilibrium between them at least as a deterrent..
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I always wondered if those two had a war,who would manage to win. I guess Algeria,but then again Morocco is very capable too. I'm talking about a big war,not a small conflict.
 

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