Mu Ammar Al-Qadhafi Influence

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Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi was the leader of Libya from the time he took part in overthrowing the Libyan monarchy in 1969 till the end of his life in 2011. Al-Qadhafi had a very strong conviction of his political ideology, and remained a supporter of pan-Arabism and “Islamic socialism” throughout his reign. Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi 's Green Book was greatly influenced by his upbringing and political events that took place around him during his life, and with great reliance on the ideas of President Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt, Qadhafi created his own vision of what he wanted Libya to be. The Green Book outlines what he had in mind as “Qadhafi’s Libya”.

Qadhafi’s upbringing and childhood contributed to his political ideological development greatly. Before Qadhafi was in charge of a country, he was the the son of a traditional bedouin family. He had three sisters, his parents were illiterate, and his relatives had dropped out of elementary school, with none actually completing high school. Despite this background of little to no education, and Qadhafi’s early education having been religious subjects taught by a tribal teacher, he continued onto secondary school in Sebha, a secluded market centre in the south of Libya. Having had a
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This ties into the fact that Qadhafi was also extremely anti-western and only chose to bring Libya out of isolation because the sanctions imposed by the United Nations were severely hurting Libya’s economy. Qadhafi’s anti-westernism extended to support the Irish Republican Army and various other terrorists groups and organizations which were the reasons for the sanctions in the first place. However, most of his support stemmed from his need to gain legitimacy amongst the major players on the global

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