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Libya “ Rebels take Gaddafi’s power, then later his life” . Mike Gjormand Pd/ 1. Map of Libya . Libya is located at the northern tip of Africa. It borders Egypt to the east, Tunisia and Algeria to the west and Chad, Niger, and the Sudan to the south . Original authority.

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map of libya
Map of Libya
  • Libya is located at the northern tip of Africa. It borders Egypt to the east, Tunisia and Algeria to the west and Chad, Niger, and the Sudan to the south
original authority
Original authority
  • Muammar Gaddafi gained power of Libya in 1969, after leading a successful military revolution.
  • Became Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Libyan Revolution in 1977 and held that position until 2011 after being overthrown.
  • On August 23rd 2011, due to massive armed rebellion from revolutionaries, Gaddafi was ousted from all government positions and lost all power.
  • On October 20th, 2011 Gaddafi and his convoy were hit by a French airstrike while attempting to flee Sirte, Libya. After being wounded, Gaddafi was shot and beaten to death after being captured by Libyan revolutionaries.
libyan revolution gaddafi s death
Libyan revolution/ Gaddafi’s death
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=aids9X3Y0gY
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeF6Jvy5mz4&feature=related&skipcontrinter=1
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ithQN3F5Epo&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fresults%3Fsearch_query%3Dlibyan%2Brevolution%26aq%3Df&skipcontrinter=1
opposition forces
Opposition forces
  • Protest/ rebellion in Libya began on February 15th, 2011 and escaladed all the way up until Gaddafi’s death
  • Throughout the civil war, opposition included an assorted collection of Libyan people including regular civilians, teachers, and military personnel who betrayed Gaddafi.
  • No uniform army except for the fact that they were all fighting against the same person and for the same cause.
  • Opposition groups included the National Transitional Council, the National liberation Army, Tripoli Brigade, and the Free Libyan air force.
gaddafi s resistance to opposition
Gaddafi’s resistance to opposition
  • Brutally suppressed early protest by killing protestors which sparked greater rebellion
  • Used human shields by surrounding himself, and his forces with civilians to prevent rebel air strikes
  • Hired foreign mercenaries from other African countries such as Chad, Ghana, and Nigeria to eliminate protestors
successor to gaddafi
Successor to Gaddafi
  • The interim leader of Libya is the chairman of the (former rebellion group) Transitional National Council, Mustafa Abdel Jahil.
  • Under Gaddafi, Libya was run as an absolute dictatorship, however with Gaddafi gone and power in the hands of temporary leadership, Libya for the time being is now a military dictatorship.
revolutionary pride
Revolutionary pride
  • Flag under Gaddafi’s New flag flown by the rebels

rule for over 42 years to promote anti-Gaddafi,

and revolutionary pride

similarities to american revolution
Similarities to American revolution
  • Both revolutions (Libyan, and U.S.), are similar in that civilians became unhappy with the way their country was being run, and wanted to est. a new gov.
    • In U.S. colonists became unhappy with their mother countries oppressive rule
    • Same case in Libya, Libyans became unhappy with the tyrannical rule of Muammar Gaddafi

- Also both revolutions ended up in victory for the rebels, and both rebellion forces received foreign aid particularly from France

differences to american revolution
Differences to American Revolution
  • Libyan revolution was a civil war as protesters were fighting against their own leader, whereas the colonists were fighting against their mother country
  • Libyan revolution took just over 8 months whereas the U.S. revolution took 8 years
  • U.S. colonists were more organized than Libyan rebels
libya s future overall fairly bright
Libya’s future(overall fairly bright)
  • Positives
    • Foreign dependence on its oil keeps economy stable
    • Ridden itself of Gaddafi’s forces
    • Receiving plenty of aid from foreign countries & NATO
    • Not in any debt
  • Negatives
    • Currently very unorganized, and politically unstable
    • Temporary government in place
    • Military dictatorship
works cited
Works cited
  • “2011 Libyan Civil War”. Wikipedia. October 25th, 2011, October 26th, 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/2011_ Libyan_civil_war
  • Karon, Tommy. “Libya: Perils of the End Game”. Time.com. August 15th, 2011. October 26th, 2011. http://fcps.blackboard.com/webapps/portal/frameset .jsp?tab_id=_2_1&url=%2fwebapps%2fblackboard%2fexecute%2flauncher%3ftype%3dCourse%26id%3d_645011_1%26url%3d
  • Tristam, Pierre. “Libya: Country Profile”. About.com. October 26th, 2011. http://middleeast.about.com/od/ libya /p/me071212.htm
  • Wilson, Patrick. “The Libyan Revolution: A Brief Summary”. Examiner.com. March 3rd, 2011. October 26th, 2011. http://www.examiner.com/government-in-charleston/the-libyan-revolution-a-brief-summary
  • All pictures from Google images