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Libya’s Geographical Divisions and the Challenge to National Unity

By Martin W. Lewis | February 28, 2011 | 4 Comments

Libya’s national unity faces challenges beyond those imposed by its tribal background. Countries that contain two distinct core regions of roughly equivalent population are often burdened by regional rivalry, and Libya is no exception. Its bifurcation is stark, with population highly concentrated in two areas located on opposite sides of the country’s Mediterranean

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