Tripolitanian Republic

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Tripolitanian Republic
الجمهورية الطرابلسية
1918–1922
Map of traditional provinces of Libye-en.svg
Tripolitanian Republic in Green
Capital ‘Aziziya
Common languages Arabic , Berber
Religion
Islam
GovernmentRepublic
Chairman 
 
Ramadan al-Suwayhili. Ahmad Tahir al-Murayyid [ citation needed ]
Historical era Interwar period
 Established
November 16 1918
 Disestablished
1922
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italian Tripolitania
Italian Tripolitania Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg

Tripolitanian Republic (Arabic: الجمهورية الطرابلسية, al-Jumhuriyat at-Trabulsiya), was an Arab republic that declared the independence of Tripolitania from Italian Libya after World War I.

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Background

The proclamation of the Tripolitanian Republic in autumn 1918 was followed by a formal declaration of independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. The idea began in the city of Misrata following a meeting of Sulayman al-Baruni, Ramadan Asswehly, Abdul Nabi Belkheir and Ahmad Almarid. This was the first formally declared republican form of government in Libya, but it gained little support from international powers and disintegrated by 1923.

Italy managed to establish full control over Libya by 1930. Originally administered as part of a single colony, Italian Tripolitania was a separate colony from 26 June 1927 to 3 December 1934, when it was merged into Libya.

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