Libya (1969-1972)
When Muammar Gaddafi first took power on 1 Setpember 1969, he adopted a plain Arab Liberation Tricolour, much like the one used in neighbouring Egypt. Three years later it was replaced by the flag of the Federation of Arab Republics. After Anwar Sadat visited Israel in 1977, Gaddafi had the Federation flag burned and adopted his infamous green banner, ostensibly as a temporary design.

Libya (1969-1972)

When Muammar Gaddafi first took power on 1 Setpember 1969, he adopted a plain Arab Liberation Tricolour, much like the one used in neighbouring Egypt. Three years later it was replaced by the flag of theĀ Federation of Arab Republics. After Anwar Sadat visited Israel in 1977, Gaddafi had the Federation flag burned and adopted his infamous green banner, ostensibly as a temporary design.

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