The Italo-Libyan Relationship between 1969 and 1976

  title={The Italo-Libyan Relationship between 1969 and 1976},
  author={Mattia Toaldo},
  journal={Libyan Studies},
  pages={85 - 94}
Abstract Based on the papers of former Italian statesman Aldo Moro and on several secondary sources, this article investigates the Italo-Libyan relationship between the rise to power of Qadhafi in 1969 and the mid-1970s. Qadhafi initially pursued a policy of confrontation with the former colonial power: he expelled the remaining Italian citizens in Libya, asked for post-colonial compensations and a revision of the 1956 treaty. Gradually, however, a new relationship developed: Italy badly needed…