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Qaddafi with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and General Hafiz Al-Assad of Syria in 1971

Libyan History: The Rise of Qaddafi

Qaddafi with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and General Hafiz Al-Assad of Syria in 1971

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In the 1970s, Qaddafi pursued his goal of unifying all Arab states into one nation. His efforts failed and served to jeopardize Libya's relationship with its neighbors.

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