Libya entered its revolutionary year of 2011 with a budget surplus of LD7bn ($5.5bn), a sky-high LD23.7bn spent on development and a healthy 1.5mn b/d of crude output.

Fast forward eight years and the country is in a state of turmoil. It has a government barely in control of its capital city, its largest oil field is shut-in due to security breaches and houses a populace struggling to get-by with years of uncontrollable inflation. (CONTINUED - 999 WORDS)