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Muammar Gathafi
Muammar Gathafi has ruled Libya for more than four decades. Born a Bedouin tribesman, he attended military college and almost immediately set about plotting to overthrow Libya's ruler, King Idris I. He succeeded in 1969, taking power in a bloodless coup. Gathafi was 27. He took the title of colonel, and in the 1970s he seemed to have philosophical pretentions, publishing his so-called Green Book of political philosophy and leading Libya in a path of "Islamic socialism".
Muammar Gathafi


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