Cold War comic strip

Cold War comic strip

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  • Libya Gains Independence
  • Hey, guess what! We just gained independence!
  • Wow!
  • Libyan Petroleum Law of 1955
  • Look at all of this oil!
  • Now we have more oil to export to other companies!
  • US Launches Air Strikes against Libya
  • Take cover, there is an air strike!
  • Oh no!
  • On December 4, 1951, Libya gained their independence along with recognition. Libya was the first country to gain independence through the United Nations. After gaining independence, Libya joined the Arab league and the Soviet Union stymied its efforts to establish a mandate over the country.
  • Gaddafi Supported Rebel Movements In Libya
  • Follow after my rebellion!
  • But we are losing our foreign relations!
  • The law was designed to encourage oil exploration and development. It provided for much smaller concessions, and for smaller companies who didn't have a stake in oil. By 1961, ten good oil fields were discovered and Libya was exporting oil.
  • The Federal System of Government Was Abolished
  • Have you heard about the new regime?
  • Yes, it established our monarchy!
  • The air strike happened on April 14, 1986, and Libya sponsored terrorism against the US. The strike lasted for about one hour, and in result, five military targets were hit along with terrorism centers.
  • Gaddafi became the leader of Libya in 1969, and his government was known to be suspected of participating in or aiding terrorist acts. Gaddafi undertook several invasions of neighboring states in Africa, and all of his actions led to a downfall of Libya's foreign relations with many countries.
  • Libya's government was abolished on April 25, 1963, and the name of the country was changed to the Kingdom of Libya. The new regime then abolished the monarchy and proclaimed the new Libyan Arab republic.
  • By: Ashley Dunkle Period 7
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