Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rhodesia – Zambia and Zimbabwe

The present day Zimbabwe and Zambia have once been associated with the British and were called Rhodesia and referred to as Northern and Southern Rhodesia. 

That was before 1964. In 1964, the Northern Rhodesia proclaimed independence and renamed itself as Zambia. Since Northern Rhodesia became extinct, the Southern Rhodesia renamed itself simply Rhodesia. However, the British never accepted this change and continued to be called Rhodesia as the southern Rhodesia.

The status quo continued till 1979, when Rhodesia again fell back to the colonial rule in 1980 and was continued to be called Southern Rhodesia by the British, as for the British, they had never recognized the independent status of Rhodesia. However, the Rhodesian always wanted an independent status and in April 1980 became an independent state of Republic of Zimbabwe.

Related Reading: Rhodesia (Wikipedia)


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