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Libya Revolts. Libya is located in the Northern portion of Africa along the coastline on the Gulf of Sidra. They share a Western border with Algeria and Tunisia, an Eastern border with Egypt and Sudan, and a Southern border with Niger and Chad. Moammar Gaddafi. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Libya is located in the Northern portion of Africa along the coastline on the Gulf of Sidra. They share a Western border with Algeria and Tunisia, an Eastern border with Egypt and Sudan, and a Southern border with Niger and Chad.

  • Moammar Gaddafi Moammar Gaddafi was born in June 1942 and died in October 2011. He was elected and then crowned King of Kings in 2008. He formed the Third International Theory and published in the Green Book. He seized power in 1969, abolished the Libyan Constitution of 1951, and under his reign Libya remained debt-free. However, in February 2011, following the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, protests against Gaddafis reign began. On October 20, 2011, he was captured by the rebel forces and killed.

  • The Revolution At age 27, Gaddafi became a tyrant of Libya and his family became the majority of the government within his 42 years of dictatorship.He took away most of the Libyans peoples freedom and was a very cruel leader.People who were against Gaddafi met for the first time officially in February, 2011. They began revolts at that time.

  • Leaders of the Revolution:Mahmoud JibrilMustafa Abdel-JalilAbdel Hafidh GhogaAli TarhouniFathi TerbilKhalifa HifterGen. Abdul Fattah YounesAli al-Essawi

  • Similarities to the American Revolution Both revolutions had an advantage of communication. With the Americans, the advantage was the printing press. Books could be published faster and therefore more people could read and be educated about what was going on in their world. With Libya, there is a vast deal of social networking through Facebook and Twitter. The advanced and speedy communication advantages were both positive assets to the revolution. Both revolutions had a space problem. The revolutions never made it out as far as the rural areas in the country. Often times, many of the farmers had no idea what was going on in their country. Both revolutions began with a peaceful revolutions. The citizens didnt start out with the idea of overthrowing the government, they just wanted a little change. They started with boycotts and protests.

  • Differences to the American Revolution The people of Libya already had a constitution, whereas the Americans were fighting for a democracy and for the ability to make their own constitution.The Americans were fighting a king and the Libyans were fighting a dictator who was much crueler than the king.

  • Where is the Country Going? I think the country is on the road to success because they just killed their dictator and are confident in themselves as a country.

  • The Capture and Death of Gaddafi This link provides a brief on the capture and murder or Moammar Gaddafi. This link also provides two videos to accompany the article. WARNING: graphic content. http://truthquake.com/2011/10/20/gaddafi-shot-dead-video-capture/

  • Bibliography Leaders of the Libyan Revolution The Washington Times, 8/27/2011, 10/22/2011 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/08/21/world/africa/leaders-of-the-libyan-rebellion.html Libya Revolutions Filter slowly to Desert Towns, Fox News, 9/28/2011, 10/22/2011 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/09/18/libya-revolution-filters-slowly-to-desert-towns/ Libya: Perils of the End Game, Time with CNN, Tony Karon, 8/15/2011, 10/22/2011 http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2011/08/15/libya-perils-of-the-end-game/ Children of the Revolution: Libya, Foreign Policy, 9/19/2011, 10/20/2011 http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/09/19/children_of_the_revolution_libya?page=0,16 Libya, The Guardian, 9/27/2011, 10/20/2011 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/libya