February 21, 2011


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  • Economy of Libya - "Libya's centrally planned economy depends primarily upon revenues from the petroleum sector, which contributes practically all export earnings and over half of GDP. These oil revenues and a small population give Libya one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa." - Wikipedia
  • Great Manmade River - "The Great Man-Made River is a network of pipes that supplies water to the Sahara Desert in Libya, from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System fossil aquifer. It is the world's largest irrigation project. According to its website, it is the largest underground network of pipes and aqueducts in the world. It consists of more than 1,300 wells, most more than 500 m deep, and supplies 6,500,000 m³ of fresh water per day to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Sirt and elsewhere." - Wikipedia
  • “Libya is Forever Changed by These Events”: Libyan Poet and Scholar Khaled Mattawa on the Pro-Democracy Movement Amid Government Violence - Democracy Now! video - Feb 21, 2011
  • History of Libya - "The History of Libya includes the history of its rich mix of people added to the indigenous Berber tribes. For most of their history, the people of Libya have been subjected to varying degrees of foreign control. The modern history of independent Libya began in 1951." - Wikipedia
  • Islam in Libya - "Most Libyans adhere to the Sunni branch of Islam, which provides both a spiritual guide for individuals and a keystone for government policy. Its tenets stress a unity of religion and state... the Muammar al-Gaddafi regime has explicitly endeavored to reaffirm Islamic values..." - Wikipedia
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  • Muammar al-Gaddafi - Wikipedia
  • Politics of Libya - "Libya has no formal constitution. The country's political system is theoretically based on the political philosophy in Muammar al-Qadhafi's Green Book, which combines socialist and Islamic theories and rejects parliamentary democracy and political parties." - Wikipedia
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