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    libya

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    Libya is an Arab country in northern Africa. It lies on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The country is bordered by Egypt and Sudan on the east, Chad and Niger on the south, and Algeria and Tunisia on the west. Tripoli is Libya's capital and largest city. The vast, dry Sahara covers most of Libya, and the country has few natural resources. But the discovery of petroleum in 1959 injected huge sums of money into Libya's economy. The government of Libya used some of this wealth to improve farmland

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    The Country of Libya

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    Libya Libya is a Country located in northern Africa, 90% of Libya’s land is covered by the Sahara Desert. There are no lakes or rivers, all of the country’s water supply is from underground. Libya is one of the largest countries in Africa, but largely due to its vast desert environment, the population is less than most of the other countries. Libya also has no water above ground, everything comes either from the ocean or the underground water systems that irrigate the underside of Libya. Libya’s

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    Lawless Libya

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    Libya is an Islamic country and was originally three separate territories before Italian control. The Ottoman Empire conquered Cyrenaica in 1517, Tripolitania in 1551, and Fezzan gave their allegiance in the 1580s. Ottoman power declined in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and therefore, lost most of their power and control over colonies like Libya. The period when Libya was under Turkish control is often entitled a period of decadence, because the rulers could not confidently control the region

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    Libya: Failed Democracy

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    popular, revolutionary leader who vowed to free Libya from the government corruption that was occurring under King Idris's rule. (Sullivan, 13) Qaddafi wanted a better life for all Libyans but he had his own views about what was and wasn't good for Libya. During next four decades, Qaddafi silenced political opposition and called the shots for Libya. The growing resentment towards Qaddafi came to a head on February 15, 2011 when protests sprang up all over Libya calling for an end to Qaddafi's absolute reign

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    The Canadian Intervention in Libya

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    political protests comparable to the events in Tunisia and Egypt. However, it quickly escalated to a full-fledged civil war. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar Gaddafi obtained the role of the official ruler of Libya in 1969 by a bloodless coup d’etat against King Idris. Gaddafi remained the official ruler of Libya from 1969 until 1977. (Calvocoressi, 2001) Subsequent to 1977, Gaddafi was referred to as a symbolic figurehead until the political violent revolt in 2011, which contributed to his death. Gaddafi was

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    Doing Business in Libya

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    The country of Libya is located in Northern Africa. Libya shares its boarders with the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the African nations of Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Chad, Niger, and Sudan. Libya is composed of 1,759,540 sq. km. The capital is Tripoli. In addition to Tripoli another major city of Libya, the 2nd largest in Libya is Benghazi which gained world recognition in 2012, when the American Embassy was attacked. The history of Libya can be simplified in that over time it has been controlled

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    gear and help out. But was there an incentive for the international system to help Libya(oil maybe?). Specifically a unipolar superpower like the US. They didn’t help in Tunisia or Egypt, why Libya in particular? During the revolution, NATO backed the Libyan rebels and cause them to win vey battles during the civil war. US made a promise to continue to help Libya in its’ pursuit of democracy, but it looks as though Libya is going to have to figure this part of it fate on its own as most countries are

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    Libya: A Deep and Rich History In the beginning of the 20th century Libya was a country that was not to populate nor did it have much power. The name Libya was given by the Italians, who had a major influence in Libya from 1911 until the end of World War II. At the turn of the century the Ottoman Empire was in control of Libya, which at the time was spilt up into three parts. One part was around Tripoli called Tripolitania in the west. The second was around Banghazi called Cyrenaica in the east

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    forcing dictatorial regimes out of power in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, as it rapidly spread beyond the borders of the Arab World. The common slogan during these demonstrations was; ”the people want to bring down the regime.” (As translated from Arabic.) From Tunisia to Libya, the protests were instigated by the peoples’ dissatisfaction with their regimes, as a result of dictatorship, massive human rights abuse and extreme poverty. In Libya, the protest began in February, 2011 with popular uprising in

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    Italian Control Over Libya

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    Italy negatively affected Libya while they had control over the territory. When the Ottomans had control of the territory, it was split up into three provinces: Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan. Then the Italians reorganized its new colony as Libya with four provinces: Tripoli, Misratah, Benghazi, and Darnah. Fezzan was renamed South Tripolitania and remained a military territory. Italy found a very complicated political situation in Libya with the exodus of the Ottomans. They found it hard to

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