This looks great (not to mention frighteningly plausible). I'm definitely following this TL.
The reborn IS looks like a modern reincarnation of the Barbary Pirates. How much of a menace are they outside of Libyan coast? Have they staged raids against Tunisia and Algeria? Hopefully the Egyptian, French and Italian navies and coast guards make mincemeat of them.
-What sort of international backing do the factions have if any?
-God damn, that's one sexy map in the OP!
They're the biggest threat in the Mediterranean in recent history. Remember, it's one of the world's busiest shipping routes and most metropolises are situated within the coastlines; it's a good source of wealth ripe for the taking and they show absolute cunning in action. With that fact come to mind, they'll hijack wandering cargos and kidnap Europeans for ransom. They don't raid Tusinia and Algeria because most of their people are not profitable for slavery as they value the commodity of Europeans and Africans more. And it's also hard to counter them because, despite the fact they're powerless to face a professional navy upfront, they're adept on evading warships; able to come up with creative ideas such as using minisubmarines or using hostages as human shields or just outpacing them from far distances with confusing maneuvers.
I'll probably expand it with a new map, especially when I discarded the old one.
Green Army: None recognized them as a legitimate government, although there are some who sympathize with their cause, especially most of the Middle East. However, they do attract foreign volunteers to fight for them, but what comes next for them is unknown.
Council of Generals: The only government to have at least some degree of international recognition: from Egypt, Russia, China, and even Israel.
What’s the relationship between the “Ghost” and the surviving Gaddafis like Saif (who might be running for the position of president of Libya OTL) or even Ayesha? If the Greens are proponents of Gaddafi’s ideology but are ruled by the Ghost does the movement use one of the old ruler’s kids as figureheads? Or does the Gaddafi family resent the Ghost for “usurping” their legacy? Or is their relationship something else entirely?Factions
Green Army: From a feeble band of militia squabbling over the town of Bani Waleed, now an emerging goliath encompassing the entirety of Tripolitania. The Green Army has proved themselves to be a huge threat for the rivaling powers; echoing the ideals of the man they once toppled and the legacy that comes with it.
They wield the largest army in Libya, over 250,000 - 500,000 men, women, and children joined to fight for the unity of their home. They wield anything from that’s available; from the most sophisticated of rifles to the lowest arms they can bear.
But none of it could ever happen without the sole leadership of the army - the Ghost of Muammar. An enigmatic Tuareg coming out from nowhere, he stormed across the region and overwhelmed all of the bickering warlords in only 7-9 months; proving himself to be one of the most talented military minds in Libya, despite his backward origins.
What’s the relationship between the “Ghost” and the surviving Gaddafis like Saif (who might be running for the position of president of Libya OTL) or even Ayesha? If the Greens are proponents of Gaddafi’s ideology but are ruled by the Ghost does the movement use one of the old ruler’s kids as figureheads? Or does the Gaddafi family resent the Ghost for “usurping” their legacy? Or is their relationship something else entirely?
I'd assume by the name alone that these guys get along well with the Green Army, tho maybe that's my ignorance about Lybian tribes talking.
Also, what about the Shura Councils? Are they allied to the Islamic State or are they a neutral Islamist faction? They look too big and too coastal to be irrelevant.