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1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens.
2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at zero percent interest by law.
3. Having a home [is] considered a human right in Libya.
4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 dinar (U.S.$50,000) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.
5. Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25 percent of Libyans were literate. Today, the figure is 83 percent.
6. Should Libyans want to take up [a] farming career, they would receive farming land, a farm house, equipment, seeds and livestock to kickstart their farms are all for free.
7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need, the government funds them to go abroad, for it is not only paid for, but they get a U.S.$2,300/month for accommodation and car allowance.
8. If a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidizes 50 percent of the price.
9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0.14 per liter.
10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves amounting to $150 billion are now frozen globally.
11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state would pay the average salary of the profession, as if he or she is employed, until employment is found.
12. A portion of every Libyan oil sale is credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.
13. A mother who gives birth to a child receives U.S.$5,000.
14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $0.15.
15. 25 percent of Libyans have a university degree.
16. Gaddafi carried out the world's largest irrigation project, known as the Great Manmade River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country.
Although he was commonly known as Colonel Gadhafi, Gadhafi was in actuality only a lieutenant in the Libyan Army in 1969, when he led a bloodless coup against the ruling government of then King Idris. One of the first promises Gadhafi made upon the founding of the Libyan Arab Republic was to guarantee that each and every Libyan would own a home. Housing was a Libyan's right, and no longer just a luxury for the few.
Gadhafi was serious about this promise. Gadhafi stated that every Libyan would be properly housed, and that his own parents would be the final people in the country to receive their home. Sadly, his parents passed away before this promise could be fulfilled. One vehicle per household was another objective proposed by Gadhafi. This goal is achievable for Libya, considering the fact that the average price of gasoline per gallon is 65 cents, and an average Libyan household income is above $14,000 annually. For many years now, Libya has enjoyed the highest standard of living on the African continent.
Furthermore, the literacy rate in Libya rose from 10 percent to over 90 percent during Gadhafi's time in power. Equal rights were established for women and black Africans, and a generous welfare system was implemented that allowed citizens access to free healthcare and education. Libyans who married were given a $50,000 gift by the government to help start their household. Libya's vast natural resources were entirely nationalized, and Gadhafi was able to fund his massive social projects with money earned from oil production and similar sources. Gadhafi allocated massive resources to the highly ambitious Great Manmade River project, which connected nearly all of Libya's cities deep in the Sahara Desert with fresh drinking water.
Originally posted by dashen
reply to post by lpowell0627
Wasnt it just a few people on pickup trucks fighting against Kaddaffi?
Werent thre protests sparce and probably funded by the west?
Wasnt the US in the middle of selling Libya APC's before the bombing?
Didn't Goldman Sachs rob Libya of $50 BILLION before the bombing?
Also, werent they just getting crushed until NATO started bombing the crap out of Libyaedit on 26-10-2011 by dashen because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
but if you opposed Gaddafi you were imprisoned or killed.