Libya - Libya Libya (formerly the Great Socialist People's...

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Libya Libya (formerly the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya ) (now that's a long name ) is a North African country located between Egypt and Tunisia and bordered by the Mediterranean Sea. One of the most authoritarian of the Arab states for many years, it was ruled from 1969 to 2011 by Muammar Gaddafi ( يفاذقلا رمع± ), a man who had an Amazon Brigade of Bodyguard Babes and had his name transliterated at least 30 ways * . He was universally considered a bit. .. 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 no official position within the state and instead being a "guide of the revolution" who merely oversaw the country. Unofficially, you can probably work it out . Of particular note is Libya's relationship with the world, especially during the 1980s. Very widely believed to be a state sponsor of terrorism/freedom fighting , arming the IRA among many others (it was and still is anti-Israel), this naturally did not go down well with the USA. There
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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