History UsefulNotes / Libya

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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18th Jan '14 2:19:18 PM FastEddie
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17th Jan '14 11:11:43 PM zero5889
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->The flag features all four Pan-Arab colors -- an upper red stripe and a lower green stripe, between which is a wider black stripe containing a white star and crescent, both symbols of Islam. The flag was originally used from 1951 to 1969 (during which time the country was a constitutional monarchy), but was reused by anti-Gaddafi forces and has since been re-adopted as national flag after Gaddafi's downfall and death.

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->The flag features all four Pan-Arab colors -- an upper red stripe and a lower green stripe, between which is a wider black stripe containing a white star and crescent, both symbols of Islam. The flag was originally used from 1951 (the foundation of the monarchy) to 1969 (during which time the country was a constitutional monarchy), but (Gaddafi's coup). It was reused by anti-Gaddafi forces and has since been re-adopted as national flag after Gaddafi's downfall and death.
29th Dec '13 10:13:12 PM merlinxchick
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Libya (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 (formerly ('''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.
17th Sep '13 11:56:53 PM Serocco
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are all manned by ''independents'', meaning the balance of power rests with them. The Prime Minister is former human rights lawyer Ali Zeidan, whose job is now to temper economic issues, reconcile the factional infighting, improve sectarian divisions, enhance the fledgling military and police forces, and tackle the general lawlessness found in a post-Gaddai Libya.

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are all manned by ''independents'', meaning the balance of power rests with them. The Prime Minister is former human rights lawyer Ali Zeidan, whose job is now to temper economic issues, reconcile the factional infighting, improve sectarian divisions, enhance the fledgling military and police forces, calm down the growing political activism, and tackle the general lawlessness found in a post-Gaddai Libya.
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