Moammar Gaddafi Term Paper by Carly Evans

An analytical paper on the life and death of Moammar Gaddafi, leader of Libya.
# 149447 | 1,146 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published by on Dec 16, 2011 in History (Middle Eastern) , Political Science (Terrorism)

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Born in June of 1942 in the town of Sirte in what was then Italian Libya, Moammar Gaddafi would go on to rule the North African nation of Libya from 1969 to 2011. Until he was deposed in the Libyan Civil War of 2011, he was one of the longest-serving leaders in modern times. This paper looks at the life and rule of Moammar Gaddafi, addressing both the domestic and international issues that dominated and colored his life and political career through to his capture and murder by Libyan rebels in October 2011 during the Libyan Civil War.

WMDs & Links to Terrorists
Domestic Affairs Within Libya
The 2000s
Civil War & Defeat

From the Paper:

"The first decade of the new millennium brought a period of relative peacefulness from the often aggressive Gaddafi. After the second Iraqi War, Gaddafi decided to perform a political 180 and announced that he would be dismantling Libya's WMD program. He invited international inspectors from the UN in country, beginning a new era of transparency in this respect. He also continued his advocacy for Africa, serving as the Chairperson for the African Union for most of 2009 and continuing to promote the idea of an African version of the United States. Many foreign powers, however, doubted Gaddafi's good intentions, and suspected that the Libyan leader was merely playing possum in order to get sanctions removed while still maintain covert operations.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McElroy, D. (2011, Nov 2). Libya: Nato to be investigated by ICC for war crimes. The Telegraph.
  • Nanajira, D. D. (2011). African Foreign Policy and Diplomacy. Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Vandewalle, D. (2006). A history of modern Libya. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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