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This week the rebels have been moving from Benghazi, and over to Tripoli, the capitol, where Gaddafi is staying
The crisis in libya
The Crisis In Libya<br />The Fall of Muammar Gaddafi – dictator for 42 years!<br />By Clara<br />August 25, 2011<br /> <br />
BREAKING NEWS!<br />Col. Muammar Gaddafi, dictator of Libya for 42 years, is in hiding and on the run as rebels have entered the capitol.<br />A 1.7 million dollar bounty has been offered!<br />Millions have taken to the streets to celebrate.<br />
MORE BREAKING NEWS!<br />The US and the UN are trying to get money back to the new government in Libya so they can help the country rebuild after months of fighting.<br />There is still violence as the rebels route out Gaddafi and his remaining supporters.<br />
Background – The Arab Spring<br />The Arab Spring is a series of revolutions in Arabic countries, (like in Tunisia, and then Egypt) to overthrow dictators and install democracy<br />Without these other rebellions, I don’t think Libyans would have got up and rebelled against the dictator Gaddafi.<br />
The Arab Spring cont…<br />All of these revolutions started with peaceful protesting and then went to a full on rebellion.<br />Libya is a country rich in oil, but Gaddafi has been taking advantage of it and making the people poor and hungry.<br />
Background in Libya<br />In February 2011 the Libyan people started to rebel with peaceful protests<br />The government fought back with weapons, killing their own people. This got the Libyans mad<br />
Background in Libya cont….<br />The Libyans formed rebel groups which fought back against the government<br />NATO airplanes have been helping the rebels fight back<br />
What Next?<br />Will Gaddafi be captured?<br />Will the Rebels form a successful government?<br />Who will be the next leader of Libya?<br />Will the people get the democracy they want?<br />Can Libya rebuild after civil war?<br />Will I ever stop asking questions?<br /> FIND OUT!<br />
Sources<br />Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/price-gaddafis-head-fighting-goes-021240728.html<br />BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12480844<br />Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12480844<br />