Areas of Knowledge: History<br />Chris Kim<br />RenziAyco<br />
Explain a current issue involving a historical event.<br />Study Assignment<br />
Beginning in early February, rebels opposed to the government in Libya are fighting to end Muammar Gaddafi’s autocratic rule.<br />Gaddafi has responded with military force and other measures such as censorship and recruiting mercenaries to bolster his troops.<br />Gaddafi has tried to communicate with opposition leaders through a representative but the rebels have pledged to fight at all costs until Gadhafi surrenders.<br />The rebels have formed a coalition called the Transitional National Council based in Benghazi, a city located east of the Tripoli, the capital of Libya.<br />The Conflict in Libya<br />
Also referred to as Colonel Gaddafi, he has been the leader of Libya since a military coup on September 1, 1969.<br />Gaddafi’s political committees resembled communist parties.<br />The use of censorship, arbitrary detention, jailings, disappearances, torture.<br />Libya was the most censored country in the middle east under Gaddafi’s rule.<br />Corruption - Much of the country's income from oil, which soared in the 1970s, was spent on arms purchases and on sponsoring the military.<br />Who is Muammar Gadhafi?<br />
In early February 2011, major political protests broke out in Libya against Gaddafi's government and quickly turned into a general uprising. <br />High unemployment and demands for freedom have also fueled the protests.<br />From March 6 to March 15, Gaddafi’s regime lands a counteroffensive and advances towards Benghazi.<br />March 19 – UN intervention as it passes a resolution to impose a no fly zone in Libya<br />March 20 – British jets attack Gaddafi<br />March 22 – The US fires 161 cruise missiles in to Libya<br />March 28 – The rebels retreat, pulling out from major cities such RasLanulf and Brega<br />The Conflict<br />
People view this issue in different ways.<br />Supporters of Gaddafi will have opposing views to the rebels.<br />Perception<br />
Communication through news channels and websites allow us to know about current events.<br />Language helps us to share information and to pass data around about the happenings in our world.<br />Language<br />
Our feelings and duties towards our own nations will influence our emotions on this subject.<br />Our interpretations on this subject changes how we view things.<br />Emotion<br />
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