|Arab People's Jamahirya|
|Official Language: Arabic|
|Head of State: Muhammed Ali:(1990-Present)|
|Population: 66,853,050(Jan 1990)|
|Currency: Dinar (LYD)|
The Arab People's Jamahirya is a nation in Northeast Africa. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Israel and the Red Sea to the East, Sudan to the South and Algeria and Tunisia to the West, it sits at the farthest Northeast. The Capital and Largest city is Cairo.
The Jamahirya was formed by the union of the Libyan Arab Jamahirya and the Republic of Egypt in 1972. The union has left the Jamahirya with significant cultural, economic, military, and political influence, and it is almost universally reckoned to be a major power in both Africa and the middle east. It has traditionally been at the forefront of both the Pan-Arab and African Unity movements.
Both Egypt and Libya had long and unique histories. Most notably, Egypt was the center of a highly advanced ancient civilization that existed between around 3150 B.C. and 30 B.C.
The modern history of the Jamahirya begins at two distinct events. The first was the overthrow of the Egyptian monarchy in 1952. With the assention of Nasser to the Egyptian Presidentcee, Egypt was set on a distinctly Arab Nationalist course. The other seminal event in the formation of the modern Jamahirya was the 1969 officer's revolution, lead by Muammar Qaddafi, that overthrew the Libyan monarchy and resulted in the creation of the worlds first Jamahirya. The two nation's became unified with the revolution of '72 that overthrew the moderate Sadat government, which was largely seen as week and too pro-Western).