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For more than three decades, most countries of the world have viewed Libya as a radical, unstable nation. Under the leadership of Muammar al-Qaddafi, Libya has sponsored international terrorism and supported efforts to overthrow the governments of its African neighbors. This has led to confrontations with the West, particularly with the United States during the 1980s. Beneath the sands of Libya lies a valuable resource-vast amounts of oil. Despite this, the people of Libya have remained poor during Qaddafi's ...
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Libya

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Overview

For more than three decades, most countries of the world have viewed Libya as a radical, unstable nation. Under the leadership of Muammar al-Qaddafi, Libya has sponsored international terrorism and supported efforts to overthrow the governments of its African neighbors. This has led to confrontations with the West, particularly with the United States during the 1980s. Beneath the sands of Libya lies a valuable resource-vast amounts of oil. Despite this, the people of Libya have remained poor during Qaddafi's rule. Although in recent years Libyan society appears to have become more open, and Qaddafi seems to have moderated some of his extremist views, the future of the country remains uncertain. Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Libya.

Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Libya.

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Gr 7 Up-In this series, the North African states (as well as Morocco) are considered Middle Eastern nations by virtue of the fact that they are "linked by ethnicity, language, and religion to the Arabs." The introductions include some of the historical, political, and economic commonalities of the Middle East as well as a discussion of the significant role played by religion. Each title begins with a chapter on the country's place in the world in the form of a brief overview of its history and its situation today. Succeeding chapters cover the land, history, economy, politics, religion, communities, and foreign relations. The clearly written, unbiased texts are comprehensive and informative. Words that appear in boldface in the texts are listed in the glossary, but without pronunciation guides. Italicized words are defined in context. All three titles are lavishly illustrated with well-captioned photographs, maps, drawings, and paintings, most of which are in color. Many relevant sidebars are included. These attractive, up-to-date books should find a place on library shelves.-Sylvia V. Meisner, Greensboro Montessori School, NC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781633559417
  • Publisher: Mason Crest
  • Publication date: 11/17/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 119
  • File size: 16 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Foreign Policy Research Institute Harvey Sicherman 7

Place in the World 13

The band 19

History 29

Politics, the Economy, and Religion 51

The People 71

Communities 85

Foreign Relations 95

Chronology 108

Glossary 110

Further Reading 112

Internet Resources 113

Index 114

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