At the end of this month, I want to share with you a few historical facts from the recent history of Libya.
Muammar Gaddafi (Moammar Gadhafi) was a leader of Libya from the Libyan Cultural Revolution in 1973 until 2011, when he was killed in the War. Gaddafi changed Libya a lot, transformed Libya into a socialist state; a “green” country where green flags and portraits of Gaddafi were everywhere in Libya.
Gaddafi was seen as a dictator who violated human rights.
After being the kingdom, the name of Libya changed to the Libyan Arab Republic (1969), then Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, and later Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
Currently, the official name of the country is the State of Libya.