History UsefulNotes / Libya

24th Nov '17 10:01:49 AM nombretomado
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During the 1980s, Libya was near the top of the Hollywood Axis Of Evil list, up there with the Soviet Union and EastGermany. This was majorly helped by the fact that Libya received Soviet arms (then annoyed the Soviets by losing a load of them in a war with Chad), funded the IRA and carried out or supported terrorist attacks that killed Americans.

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During the 1980s, Libya was near the top of the Hollywood Axis Of Evil list, up there with the Soviet Union and EastGermany.UsefulNotes/EastGermany. This was majorly helped by the fact that Libya received Soviet arms (then annoyed the Soviets by losing a load of them in a war with Chad), funded the IRA and carried out or supported terrorist attacks that killed Americans.
1st Oct '17 9:02:46 AM nombretomado
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In 2003, Mr. 37 Spellings reconciled with the West somewhat, gave up his WMD programme and got Libya taken off the US "state sponsors of terrorism" list. In 2009, he delivered a 96-minute rant at the UN General Assembly against the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations Security Council, chucking away a copy of the UN Charter and bringing up ConspiracyTheories galore, and made controversial statements regarding UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} (who had gotten in a flap with him over the arrest of his son and son's wife in Geneva). The fact that Libya chaired the General Assembly at that time [[LoopholeAbuse meant he was allowed to do this]].

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In 2003, Mr. 37 Spellings reconciled with the West somewhat, gave up his WMD programme and got Libya taken off the US "state sponsors of terrorism" list. In 2009, he delivered a 96-minute rant at the UN General Assembly against the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations Security Council, chucking away a copy of the UN Charter and bringing up ConspiracyTheories UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories galore, and made controversial statements regarding UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} (who had gotten in a flap with him over the arrest of his son and son's wife in Geneva). The fact that Libya chaired the General Assembly at that time [[LoopholeAbuse meant he was allowed to do this]].
17th Jun '17 2:24:49 PM nombretomado
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One of the most authoritarian of the Arab states for many years, it was ruled from 1969 to 2011 by UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi (معمر القذافي), a man who had an AmazonBrigade of BodyguardBabes and had his name [[SpellMyNameWithAnS transliterated at least 30 ways]][[note]]{{Wikipedia}} pronounces it [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar al-Gaddafi]], or Colonel Gaddafi for short.[[/note]]. He was universally considered [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} a bit...]] [[AxCrazy uh, quirky]]. Officially, Libya under Gaddafi was a socialist country ruled by its people through a form of direct democracy, an ideology which Gaddafi characterised as a third way between capitalism and communism and which was laid out in his self-penned "Green Book", with the Colonel himself having [[JustTheFirstCitizen no official position within the state]] and instead being a "guide of the revolution" who merely oversaw the country. Unofficially, [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny you can probably work it out]].

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One of the most authoritarian of the Arab states for many years, it was ruled from 1969 to 2011 by UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi (معمر القذافي), a man who had an AmazonBrigade of BodyguardBabes and had his name [[SpellMyNameWithAnS transliterated at least 30 ways]][[note]]{{Wikipedia}} ways]][[note]]Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} pronounces it [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar al-Gaddafi]], or Colonel Gaddafi for short.[[/note]]. He was universally considered [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} a bit...]] [[AxCrazy uh, quirky]]. Officially, Libya under Gaddafi was a socialist country ruled by its people through a form of direct democracy, an ideology which Gaddafi characterised as a third way between capitalism and communism and which was laid out in his self-penned "Green Book", with the Colonel himself having [[JustTheFirstCitizen no official position within the state]] and instead being a "guide of the revolution" who merely oversaw the country. Unofficially, [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny you can probably work it out]].
8th Mar '17 9:53:15 AM nombretomado
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* GeorgeMacdonaldFraser doesn't state explicitly where his battalion was stationed in the {{McAuslan}} books, but contextual clues (former Italian colony, US airstrike in the 80s) make it clear they were in Tripoli.

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* GeorgeMacdonaldFraser Creator/GeorgeMacdonaldFraser doesn't state explicitly where his battalion was stationed in the {{McAuslan}} ''Literature/McAuslan'' books, but contextual clues (former Italian colony, US airstrike in the 80s) make it clear they were in Tripoli.
19th Apr '15 7:30:36 PM MarchVee
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* TheOregonFiles book ''Corsair'' takes place there, with the team racing against time to try and find a missing U.S Diplomat.

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* TheOregonFiles Literature/TheOregonFiles book ''Corsair'' takes place there, with the team racing against time to try and find a missing U.S Diplomat.
25th Feb '15 6:19:53 PM karstovich2
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Libya ('''Arabic:''' ''‏ليبيا‎ Lībyā'', '''Amazigh:''' ''ⵍⵉⴱⵢⴰ Libya''), officially known as the State of Libya ('''Arabic:''' ''دولة ليبيا Dawlat Libya, '''Berber:''' ''ⵜⴰⵎⵓⵔⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵉⴱⵢⴰ Tamurt n Libya'') and formerly the ''[[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya]]'') ([[OverlyLongName now that's a long name]]) is a North African country located between Egypt and Tunisia and bordered by the Mediterranean Sea.

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Libya ('''Arabic:''' ('''UsefulNotes/{{Arabic|Language}}:''' ''‏ليبيا‎ Lībyā'', '''Amazigh:''' ''ⵍⵉⴱⵢⴰ Libya''), officially known as the State of Libya ('''Arabic:''' ''دولة ليبيا Dawlat Libya, '''Berber:''' ''ⵜⴰⵎⵓⵔⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵉⴱⵢⴰ Tamurt n Libya'') and formerly the ''[[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya]]'') ([[OverlyLongName now that's a long name]]) is a North African country located between Egypt and Tunisia and bordered by the Mediterranean Sea.
28th Sep '14 3:50:25 AM Patachou
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Under Gaddafi, Libya also tried to destabilize its African neighbors and profit from the resulting weakness. This didn't work out too well, as Libya proceeded to get its ass kicked by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan-Egyptian_War Egypt]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya-Chad_War Chad]], the latter actually forcing the various factions fighting for control of Chad to band together. Helping Uganda's Idi Amin in his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda-Tanzania_War invasion of Tanzania]] [[SpannerInTheWorks also blew up in Libya's face.]] The nation also has an ongoing feud with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan-Sudanese_conflict Sudan]].

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Under Gaddafi, Libya also tried to destabilize its African neighbors and profit from the resulting weakness. This didn't work out too well, as Libya proceeded to get its ass kicked by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan-Egyptian_War Egypt]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya-Chad_War Chad]], the latter actually forcing the various factions fighting for control of Chad to band together. Helping Uganda's Idi Amin UsefulNotes/IdiAmin in his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda-Tanzania_War invasion of Tanzania]] [[SpannerInTheWorks also blew up in Libya's face.]] The nation also has an ongoing feud with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan-Sudanese_conflict Sudan]].
23rd Aug '14 9:14:45 AM Kimera757
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*The main villain of ''The Lion's Game'' lost his girlfriend and some of his family during the El Dorado Canyon incident. [[spoiler: His allies identified the pilots and bombers who conducted the raid, and he traveled the world trying to assassinate them.]]
8th Apr '14 12:48:23 PM LongLiveHumour
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One of the most authoritarian of the Arab states for many years, it was ruled from 1969 to 2011 by MuammarGaddafi (معمر القذافي), a man who had an AmazonBrigade of BodyguardBabes and had his name [[SpellMyNameWithAnS transliterated at least 30 ways]][[note]]{{Wikipedia}} pronounces it [[MuammarGaddafi Muammar al-Gaddafi]], or Colonel Gaddafi for short.[[/note]]. He was universally considered [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} a bit...]] [[AxCrazy uh, quirky]]. Officially, Libya under Gaddafi was a socialist country ruled by its people through a form of direct democracy, an ideology which Gaddafi characterised as a third way between capitalism and communism and which was laid out in his self-penned "Green Book", with the Colonel himself having [[JustTheFirstCitizen no official position within the state]] and instead being a "guide of the revolution" who merely oversaw the country. Unofficially, [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny you can probably work it out]].

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One of the most authoritarian of the Arab states for many years, it was ruled from 1969 to 2011 by MuammarGaddafi UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi (معمر القذافي), a man who had an AmazonBrigade of BodyguardBabes and had his name [[SpellMyNameWithAnS transliterated at least 30 ways]][[note]]{{Wikipedia}} pronounces it [[MuammarGaddafi [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar al-Gaddafi]], or Colonel Gaddafi for short.[[/note]]. He was universally considered [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} a bit...]] [[AxCrazy uh, quirky]]. Officially, Libya under Gaddafi was a socialist country ruled by its people through a form of direct democracy, an ideology which Gaddafi characterised as a third way between capitalism and communism and which was laid out in his self-penned "Green Book", with the Colonel himself having [[JustTheFirstCitizen no official position within the state]] and instead being a "guide of the revolution" who merely oversaw the country. Unofficially, [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny you can probably work it out]].



During WorldWarTwo, Libya (ruled by Italy) was the scene of a number of major battles, including the siege of Tobruk.

In February 2011, Libya experienced an armed uprising against the Government of MuammarGaddafi, influenced by the Arab spring. The brutal crackdown was condemned worldwide, and caused many Libyan soldiers to defect, which Gaddafi responded to by hiring mercenaries. On March 19, [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/world/africa/18nations.html?_r=1 the U.N. approved a no fly zone over Libya, complemented by air strikes]]. On October 20 2011, Gaddafi was [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15387872 killed in Sirte]], and lost complete control of the country. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Libya Both sides]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_violations_in_the_2011_Libyan_civil_war committed war crimes]] before and during the 8 month civil war.

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During WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, Libya (ruled by Italy) was the scene of a number of major battles, including the siege of Tobruk.

In February 2011, Libya experienced an armed uprising against the Government of MuammarGaddafi, UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi, influenced by the Arab spring. The brutal crackdown was condemned worldwide, and caused many Libyan soldiers to defect, which Gaddafi responded to by hiring mercenaries. On March 19, [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/world/africa/18nations.html?_r=1 the U.N. approved a no fly zone over Libya, complemented by air strikes]]. On October 20 2011, Gaddafi was [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15387872 killed in Sirte]], and lost complete control of the country. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Libya Both sides]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_violations_in_the_2011_Libyan_civil_war committed war crimes]] before and during the 8 month civil war.
18th Jan '14 2:19:39 PM FastEddie
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