Libya WWN - In Depth

Libya and its march towards World War Next

Entries below briefly detail the corresponding icons and event titles as shown on the index page. These are used in the overall determination of current geo-political standing as it pertains to the upcoming World War. Notable past conflicts / civil wars /internal divisions are included to showcase a running history and the influence these events have had (or will have) on laying the groundwork of the country in question. This running timeline becomes particularly important when considering a given nation's modern day neighbors, global geo-political standing, and the potential for future skirmishes and / or outright conflict.

Note that the inclusion of wars/conflicts is not intended to be exhaustive but rather an indication of ongoing commitments/troubles and a representation of former/current national relationships with other parties.

Warfooting shows a given country's current position as it relates to World War Next. Levels run the spectrum of peace (green), notice, buildup, deterrence, readiness, and - ultimately - the march to war (red).

Libyan Crisis (2011-Present)
The nation is currently in a humanitarian crisis since the days of the 2011 Civil War which toppled the governing regime led by Muammar Gaddafi. The crisis has led to constant disruptions in oil production, the life-blood of the oil-rich nation, and a rise in armed groups. Tens of thousands have been killed in the ongoing unrest.
Internal Instability
The nation remains in a precarious political, economical, and military position as general instability, internal tensions, and regional tensions can spur outright war at any moment; localized violence persists and two governments effectively exist.
Internal Security
The nation remains in flux following the results of the Libyan Civil War, resulting in considerable gaps in national security across the country.
Political Tensions
The nation remains in a political following the nation's civil war, resulting in various groups vying for power throughout the country.
Post-War Reconstruction
The nation remains in a state of reconstruction following deadly and destructive in-fighting following the 2011 Revolution and subsequent civil wars. International and regional rade remains challenging and disjointed.
OPEC Member (1962)
The nation is a recognized member of the OPEC consortium of oil-producing countries with proven reserves numbering around 50bil barrels.
US/EU Influence
The outbreak of civil wars, leading to general instability, prompted a Western response and a NATO-led military intervention in 2011. Western powers continue their influence on the direction of the state.
Soviet Military Customer (Fmr)
The nation benefitted from its relationship with the former Soviet Union, granted access to purchase of modern military hardware.
NATO Intervention (2011)
A Western coalition involved itself in Libya during the Libyan Revolution during 2011. This led to the overthrow of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya as well as the death of leader Muammar Gaddafi at the hands of anti-establishment elements. Some 7,000 bombing missions were undertaken by the coalition.
2nd Libyan Civil War (2014-20)
The nation was subject to the Second Libyan Civil War which followed the events of the 2011 Revolution. The result was a ceasefire agreement and the formation of a Government of National Unity though it did not quell the Libyan Crisis (running since 2011).
1st Libyan Civil War (2011)
The nation was subject to a civil war - also marked as the 2011 Libyan Revolution - which toppled longtime strongman leader Muammar Gaddafi who had ruled since 1969. The war precipitated the Libyan Crisis and a NATO-led military intervention in the oil-rich country.
US Bombing of Libya (1986)
The nation was the target of American warplanes in a single-day event (Operation El Dorado Canyon) taking place on April 15th, 1986. The attack was in retaliation for the West Berlin disco bombing of April 5th which the U.S. blamed on Libya.
Chadian-Libyan War (1978-87)
The nation went to war against neighboring Chad in January of 1978 following several Libyan interventions in the country during its civil war. The war pitted Libya proper, allied with local groups, against the Chadian government backed by France. The result was a Chadian-French victory.
Egyptian-Libyan War (1977)
After a period of escalation, the nation went to war against neighboring Egypt during July of 1977, fighting to a ceasefire after four days.
Lebanese Civil War (1976)
As part of the Arab Deterrent Force (ADF), the nation joins the peacekeeping coalition in the Lebanese Civil War leading to an ultimate withdrawal of forces and the end of the ADF mandate in the region.
Invasion of Uganda (1972)
The nation backs the Ugandan government against rebels in Southern Uganda leading to a federal victory and the Mogadishu Agreement.
Sudanese Civil War (1970)
The nation supports the government of Sudan in its years-long civil war against various internal militia and separatist groups.
Libyan Revolution (1969)
A military coup leads to regime change in the country as the Kingdom of Libya loses to the Free Officers Movement beginning the reign of Muammar Gaddafi.

The inclusion of wars/conflicts is not intended to be exhaustive but rather an indication of ongoing commitments/troubles and a representation of former/current national relationships with other parties.
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