a: Libya ~
b: the old Czechoslovakia

What: "Put simply, Libya is like the old Czechoslovakia, it is two separate states hammered together under the flag of an authoritarian regime. The people are different, they are from different tribes to the people of Tripoli, and they are also more prone to religious extremism"

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Feb 27 2011 6:19 AM

Libya Is Conglomeration Of Tribes

a: Libya ~
b: the Balkans

What: "The situation in Libya is like that in the Balkans not like Egypt. Libya is conglomeration of tribes with little cohesion-like Yugoslavia. Dictators like the Ottomans, the Italian Fascists and Gadaffi could hold Libya together -just as Tito held Yugoslavia together-through brute force."

Writer: victor
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 27 2011 6:23 AM

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