Libyan Rebels Advance Toward Capital By Brenda Li
Location <ul><li>Northern Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Country between Tunisia and Egypt </li></ul>
Background Information: <ul><li>Inspired by Egyptian revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Rebels want to oust current “dictator” a...
The First Revolt <ul><li>Started out as peaceful protests in  Benghazi  on  Feb. 15 th , 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>More prote...
The Government’s Response <ul><li>Gaddafi vows to “fight to the last drop of blood” and sends army </li></ul><ul><li>Gover...
The Revolt Continue <ul><li>Rebels move to take military bases and cities from government control </li></ul><ul><li>Rebels...
The March to the Capital <ul><li>Rebel morale high </li></ul><ul><li>Rebels start advancing toward capital  </li></ul><ul>...
In Tripoli <ul><li>Gunfire heard early Sunday morning, but authorities claim it was the military base’s celebration of vic...
Statistics <ul><li>Unclear number of deaths </li></ul><ul><li>More than 200,000 residents have fled Libya </li></ul>
Internationally <ul><li>Isolating Libya  </li></ul><ul><li>Countries urge Haddafi to step down </li></ul><ul><li>Consideri...
Future Implications <ul><li>If not resolved, may turn into a full-on civil war </li></ul><ul><li>May inspire violence in c...
Works Cited <ul><li>http://ayman.iyobo.com/36eqm5qXNQE </li></ul><ul><li>http://sheikyermami.com/2010/07/03/swiss-firm-get...
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  • Which accounts for why the revolution spread
  • Gaddafi used to be favored leader after Libyan revolution of the king in 1969 Was a military leader Promised democracy
  • Unlike, Mubarak in Egypt… Blocks internet to sever connections….
  • Example: Misrata; tanks roll into Misrata The rebels use stolen weapon from storehouses to fight off gov’t
  • Rebels think the regime is struggling Haddafi is residing in military base near Tripoli
  • Because of media censorship
  • Oil prices are going up
  • As there is no signs of either side backing down…
  • Libyan revolution

    1. 1. Libyan Rebels Advance Toward Capital By Brenda Li
    2. 2. Location <ul><li>Northern Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Country between Tunisia and Egypt </li></ul>
    3. 3. Background Information: <ul><li>Inspired by Egyptian revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Rebels want to oust current “dictator” and leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who has been in power for 42 years </li></ul>
    4. 4. The First Revolt <ul><li>Started out as peaceful protests in Benghazi on Feb. 15 th , 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>More protests and demonstrations followed </li></ul><ul><li>Clashes between police and protesters became violent </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Government’s Response <ul><li>Gaddafi vows to “fight to the last drop of blood” and sends army </li></ul><ul><li>Government blocks internet and electricity in regions </li></ul><ul><li>Benghazi airport is shut down </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Revolt Continue <ul><li>Rebels move to take military bases and cities from government control </li></ul><ul><li>Rebels burn down government buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Government moves to reclaim them </li></ul>
    7. 7. The March to the Capital <ul><li>Rebel morale high </li></ul><ul><li>Rebels start advancing toward capital </li></ul><ul><li>3/6/11: Government tries to stop them with air power (missiles and artillery) </li></ul>
    8. 8. In Tripoli <ul><li>Gunfire heard early Sunday morning, but authorities claim it was the military base’s celebration of victory </li></ul><ul><li>All day, pro-Gaddafi supporters rally in square </li></ul>
    9. 9. Statistics <ul><li>Unclear number of deaths </li></ul><ul><li>More than 200,000 residents have fled Libya </li></ul>
    10. 10. Internationally <ul><li>Isolating Libya </li></ul><ul><li>Countries urge Haddafi to step down </li></ul><ul><li>Considering creating a no-fly zone to aid rebels </li></ul>
    11. 11. Future Implications <ul><li>If not resolved, may turn into a full-on civil war </li></ul><ul><li>May inspire violence in current/future revolutions </li></ul>
    12. 12. Works Cited <ul><li>http://ayman.iyobo.com/36eqm5qXNQE </li></ul><ul><li>http://sheikyermami.com/2010/07/03/swiss-firm-gets-libyan-funds-seized/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/anti-Libyan-leader-Moammar-Gadhafi-rebel-holds-anti-aircraft-missile-he-looks/photo//110306/481/urn_publicid_ap_org20b884c4d34240eba1c79e3a41943d70//s:/ap/af_libya </li></ul><ul><li>http://therealtimer.com/Libya-revolt-timeline </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.presstv.ir/detail/167566.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://search.independent.co.uk/topic/colonel-tripoli </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/8226985-nine-die-in-libyas-day-of-anger/image/73267668-in-tripoli-hundreds-attended-a-peaceful-pro-regime-rally-in-green-square </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.euronews.net/2011/02/26/thousands-try-to-flee-libya-as-gaddafi-vows-to-fight-to-the-death/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://the-diplomat.com/china-power/files/2011/02/JasminRevolution-400x300.png </li></ul><ul><li>http://newsbuzzblog.com/3288/libyan-unrest-can-saudi-arabia-stabilize-oil-prices </li></ul><ul><li>www.welt-atlas.de/map_of_libya_2-635 </li></ul>

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