Officially populated since the Paleolithic Era, over 90,000 years ago. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Morocco faced external threats to its sovereignty, with Portugal seizing territory and the Ottoman Empire encroaching from the east. Morocco was the only North African nation to escape Ottoman dominion.
Its strategic position however, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea caught European Interest, the country was split and ruled by Spanish and French Power from 1912 until Morocco reclaimed independence in 1956. Now under the rule of the Alaouite Dynasty (and has been since 1631), and opperates as a semi- constitutional Monarchy.