This massive compilation provides a complete picture of Libya with over 500 pages of up-to-date information, featuring professional analysis and background data about the nation and its leader, Muammar al Qadhafi. There is coverage of the government, military, human and religious rights, terrorism (including the Lockerbie and LaBelle disco bombings), WMD and agreements with the United States, oil and energy resources, exports and business information, statistics on all facets of Libyan life including agriculture, Qadhafi's reign and his "Green Book" ideology, State Department travel related information, and much more. The U.S. response to the February 2011 protests and crackdown is included; extensive histories put the current situation into perspective. There is material from many agencies of the American government, including the experts at the Federal Research Division. Libyan country background data provides data on key parameters, people and history, industry, natural resources, U.S.- Libyan relations, travel and business information, and more. The Library of Congress Federal Research Division Country Study is an exceptional review of Libya and its history. Books in the Country Studies series describe and analyze "political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examin[e] the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. The authors seek to provide a basic understanding of the observed society, striving for a dynamic rather than a static portrayal. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values." Contents include: Early History, Tripolitania and Phoenicians, Cyrenaica and Greeks, Fezzan and Garamentes, Libya and Romans, Islam and Arabs, Fatimids, Hilalians, Hafsids, Medieval Cyrenaica and Fezzan, Ottoman Regency, Pashas and Deys, Karamanlis, Ottoman Revival, Sanusi Order, Italian Colonialism, Italian Rule and Arab Resistance, Second Italo-Sanusi War, Fourth Shore, World War II and Independence, Desert War, Allied Administration, United Nations and Libya, Independent Libya, September 1969 Coup, Qadhafi and Revolutionary Command Council, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Petroleum Politics, Libya and Arab Unity, Libyan Ventures in Sub-Saharan Africa, Relations with United States and Western Europe, Society and Its Environment (LaVerle Berry), Geography, Regions, Climate and Hydrology, Population, Ethnic Groups and Languages, Peoples of Libya, Arabs, Berbers, Tuareg, Black Africans, Or Peoples, Languages of Libya, Structure of Society, Evolutionary Changes in a Traditional Society, Revolution and Social Change, Family, Individual, and Sexes, Family and Household, Traditional View of Men and Women, New Society of Revolutionary Era, Religious Life, Tenets of Islam, Saints and Brorhoods, Sanusis, Islam in Revolutionary Libya, Health and Welfare, Social Welfare, Medical Care, Housing, Education, Primary and Secondary Education, Higher Education, Economy (R.Thomas Lenaghan), Growth and Structure of Economy, Role of Government, Industry, Hydrocarbons and Mining, Manufacturing and Construction, Energy, Agriculture, Land Use and Irrigation, Crops and Livestock, Fishing and Forestry, Income and Wealth, Public Finance and Banking, Budget, Expenditures, and Revenues, Balance of Payments, Foreign Aid and Investment, Banking, Credit, and Currency, Foreign Trade, Domestic Trade and Tourism, Transportation and Telecommunications, Transportation, Telecommunications, Government and Politics (Shawky S. Zeidan), Internal Politics, National Executive and Legislative Evolution, Revolutionary Command Council (RCC), General People's Congress, Subnational Government and Administration, Arab Socialist * This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management.