Essay Libya and Terrorism

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Libya and Terrorism

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Management

October 15, 2012

Introduction Libya is one of the largest countries in Africa, but largely due to its vast desert environment, with the population being less than most of the other surrounding countries. Libya has no water above ground; everything comes either from the ocean or the underground water system that irrigate the underside of Libya. Libya’s flag is now the same flag that Libya used between 1951 and 1969 which represents the “Libyan Republic.” Libya also has a huge history of religions and cultured as well as some of the oldest architectures on the planet.

Geography Libya expands over 1, 759, 540 square kilometers, making it the 17th
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Oil revenues allowed the stated to greatly expand its work force while the wealth stimulated the private sector. Thus over the years, large numbers of guest workers have found their way to Libya from Eastern Europe and the surrounding Mediterranean and Arab states.
Libya's government is based on popular assemblies. All Libyan citizens age 18 or older may vote and hold public office. About 1,000 local groups elect a representative to the General People's Congress (GPC), which officially runs the national government. The General People's Congress meets every year to consider legislation and to select the members of the General People's Committee, which develops national policy. Libya is divided into 24 political units called baldiyas. When Gaddafi took power, he formed an inner circle filled with a necessary strength to keep the nation moving in the proper progressive direction. It was Gaddafi’s strength and his functioning, “State of the masses,” that satisfied the Libyan’s and made them willing to accept the power structures until the civil war in 2011. Although the Libyans were accepting of this new form of government, the dictatorship was bound to become corrupt-seeing that close friends and family took part in different divisions of the government. The tribal leaders were allowed to represent their local communities and provide socio-economic development plans, which

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