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Libya

Libya is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

 

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In mid-September, the UN General Assembly voted to recognize the TNC as the legitimate interim governing body of Libya. Qaddafi was killed during fighting between the TNC and his loyalists on October 20, 2011.

Article: Libya Facts
Source: National Geographic

Qaddafi modeled himself on Gamal Abd al-Nasser. But after a short period of experimentation with Nasser-style institutions, Qaddafi concluded that Libya was no Egypt. He shifted course and imposed a regime whose chief characteristics were megalomania, repression, and corruption.

Article:   The Arab Uprisings: What …
Source:  Offline Book/Journal

There was no unified Libya until 1934, when the Italians, who had begun colonizing the territory that is now Libya two decades before, united their three separate colonies into one.

Article:   The Arab Uprisings: What …
Source:  Offline Book/Journal

Unrest that began in several Middle East and North African countries in late December 2010 spread to several Libyan cities in early 2011. The Transitional National Council (TNC) was formed in Benghazi with the stated aim of overthrowing the Qaddafi regime

Article: Libya Facts
Source: National Geographic

On November 21, 1949, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution stating that Libya should become independent before January 1, 1952. King Idris I represented Libya in the subsequent UN negotiations.

Article: YERELCE
Source: Yerelce

On September 1, 1969, a small group of military officers led by then 28-year-old army officer Mu’ammar Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi staged a coup d’état against King Idris, who was subsequently exiled to Egypt

Article: YERELCE
Source: Yerelce

For most of their history, the peoples of Libya have been subjected to varying degrees of foreign control. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, and Byzantines ruled all or parts of Libya.

Article: U.S. Department of State
Source: U.S. Department of State

In 1911 Italy finds a trumped-up reason to send a 24-hour-ultimatum to Istanbul, demanding the presence of Italian troops in Tripolitania and Cyrenaica to protect the local Italian population. This is followed a day later by a declaration of war and almost immediate invasion of north Africa.

Article: HISTORY OF LIBYA
Source: HistoryWorld - History an...

Moammar Gadhafi ruled Libya with an iron fist for more than four decades. He was an unpredictable, often brutal leader with a grand vision of himself. In the end, he squandered his country's wealth and lost the support of his people.

Article: Moammar Gadhafi Ruled Lib...
Source: Npr

The Ottoman Turks conquered the country in the mid-16th century. Libya remained part of their empire, although at times virtually autonomous, until Italy invaded in 1911 and, in the face of years of resistance, made Libya a colony.

Article: U.S. Department of State
Source: U.S. Department of State
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