Revolutionary Committee of Unity and Action
Revolutionary Committee for Unity and Action (in French
French language
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: Comité Révolutionaire d'Unité et d'Action) was a militant group in Algeria
Algeria , officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria , also formally referred to as the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa with Algiers as its capital.In terms of land area, it is the largest country in Africa and the Arab...

 fighting French
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 colonial rule. CRUA regrouped former elements of OS
Special Organisation (Algeria)
The Special Organisation was a secret paramilitary organisation in colonial Algeria, set-up by the Algerian People's Party at the convention of the MTLD in 1947 to prepare for armed struggle against France, which ruled Algeria as a colony since 1830...

 and radical from MTLD
Movement for the Triumph of Democratic Liberties
The Movement for the Triumph of Democratic Liberties , name proposed by Maiza, was created October 1946 to replace the outlawed Parti du Peuple Algerien . Messali Hadj remained as its president....

. In total the founders of CRUA consisted of 33 persons.

CRUA would later evolve into the FLN
National Liberation Front (Algeria)
The National Liberation Front is a socialist political party in Algeria. It was set up on November 1, 1954 as a merger of other smaller groups, to obtain independence for Algeria from France.- Anticolonial struggle :...



  • Tlemcani, Rachid, State and Revolution in Algeria. Boulder: Westview Press, 1986.
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