Tunisia Introduction 2001
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Following independence from France in 1956, President Habib BOURGIUBA established a strict one-party state. He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation. In recent years, Tunisia has taken a moderate, non-aligned stance in its foreign relations. Domestically, it has sought to diffuse rising pressure for a more open political society.
NOTE: The information regarding Tunisia on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tunisia Introduction 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tunisia Introduction 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.