The BBC documentary After the Dictators explores what happens to nations after their autocratic leaders are gone.Some dictators like Libya's Muammar Qaddafi and Romania's Nicolae Ceausescu are killed outright.
It may come as a surprise that a Gulf nation the size of Connecticut would play an outsize role in the downfall of Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi. But then, Qatar is full of surprises.The oil-rich state helped lead the NATO mission in Libya, as well as train and arm the rebels.
Colonel Muammar Qaddafi addressed the Libyan public in a rambling, defiant speech today. In it he vowed not to step down and said he’d die a martyr. Colonel Qaddafi also blamed the protesters’ actions on hallucinogenic drugs and threatened them with severe punishment.