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Algeciras Conference

The Algeciras Conference of 1906 took place in Algeciras, Spain. The purpose of the conference was to mediate the Moroccan dispute between France and Germany. The Entente Cordiale between France and Great Britain gave Britain a free-hand in Egypt in exchange for a French free-hand in Morocco. France tried to achieve a protectorate over Morocco, but was opposed by Germany.

The mediator Theodore Roosevelt largely found in the French favor, though assured that German investments would be protected.

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