Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Libya War Maps: Third Batch

Libyan War Maps:  The First Batch
Libyan War Maps:  The Second Batch 
Libyan War Maps:  The Fourth Batch 
Libyan War Maps: The Fifth Batch - The Geography of Oil
Libyan War Maps:  The Sixth Post - The Coalition's Size
Libya War Maps: The Seventh Post - The Invasion of Tripoli
Libya War Maps: The Eighth Post - More Battle of Tripoli Maps

I created this map using a base map from D-Maps.  It compares actual military commitments by country for the Iraq War and current Libyan War.  Red countries gave military support as part of Multi-National Force - Iraq, blue countries are giving (as of March 22, 2011) support UN SC Resolution 1973 in either phase 1 and/or phase 2, and purple countries have actively supported both wars.

A tragic factor in these wars is how those countries most directly affected do not take part.  The Arab League has called for intervention in Libya but so far only Qatar is providing an active means to stop Gaddafi.  The African Union, the want-to-be African supernational, is helping in Somalia but doing nothing for Libya.  A major reason for this is most Arab and African governments are run by some form of dictator who does not want "people power" to spread.



Libyan War
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
France
Greece
Italy
Norway
Qatar
Spain
United Kingdom
United States

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Albania
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Georgia
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Moldova
Mongolia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Singapore
Slovakia
South Korea
Spain
Thailand
Tonga
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States

Meanwhile CNN has a slowly populating map which seems to want to be the Libyan Crisis Map called Libya's civil war and U.N. intervention.  Several news stories are hyperlinked on the map and there is the option for people on the ground to post their own reports.

2 comments:

alfaqui said...

Why is it Spain in both wars? Spain troops left Iraq in 2004. Maybe you are reflecting the original coalition rather than the coalition as of 2011?

Catholicgauze said...

Alfaqui,
Yes, both maps show if the countries joined the original coalitions.