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Called the “ship of the desert,” this animal is well suited for this job and is able to go for many days without water. Introduced to North Africa in the first century by Persian invaders, the camel was a common sight within 100 years. Camels can drink 25 gallons of water at one time, and can store up to 50 gallons within three sections of its stomach. Its hump does not store water, as some think; rather, it stores a large lump of fat that the camel’s body relies on when there is no other food or water.

The academy opened in 1979 during Qaddafi’s push to include women in Libya’s armed forces, against fundamentalist Islamic law and much resistance. previously held only by men, all reasons that fundamentalist Islamic leaders do not like Qaddafi. As for the workplace, Qaddafi declared that all workers should become partners in the place where they work. Rather than being paid by a boss, each worker would co-own the business and split any profits equally. He wrote: “Wage-earners are but slaves to the masters who hire them.

The Americans were concerned that other OPEC nations would follow his lead, leading to high gasoline prices and worldwide shortages. Larger companies, like Exxon, could afford to ignore Qaddafi’s demands, but some smaller companies, including Occidental Petroleum, a mid-sized California company, required the Libyan reserves to stay in business. According to Douglas Little in his book, American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East Since 1945, Qaddafi was well aware Oil and Water: A Potent Economic Combination for Libya of the precarious economic conditions of some of these companies.

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