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Union with other states

Because the Libyan national identity was weak when Gaddafi took over and because he and his close supporters were enthusiasts for Arab nationalism, Gaddafi tried repeatedly to create unions between Libya and other countries. Brief theoretical unions were set up with Egypt and Syria (1971, Federation of Arab Republics); Sudan; Tunisia (1974, Arab Islamic Republic); Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Mauritania (1989, Arab Maghreb Union, a planned free-trade bloc).