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The nations south of the DRC/Zaire/Belgian Congo were in big trouble.

The issuesEdit

The nations south of the DRC/Zaire/Belgian Congo were in big trouble. Many wars and civil wars over the years due to the ongoing problems relating to the region's colonial legacy. The main problem was about the issues of communism, apartheid, the fall of the Portuguese empire, Rhodesia under Sir Ian Smith and the fate of White colonial ex-pats\business interests.

As a whole, the Portuguese Empire was hated by Africans for it's homicidal attitude. The Pijiguiti Massacre in 1959 saw Portuguese soldiers opened fire on protesting Bissau dockworkers, killing 50.

The anti-French 1947-48 Malagasy Uprising was bloodily crushed in 1948.

RhodesiaEdit

Rhodesian Bush War

Rhodesian Bush War

Rhodesian Bush War images.

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Some Eland armoured cars of Regiment Windhoek en route from Grootfontein to Etalein 1978.

The Nation of Rhodesia (IPA/roʊˈdiːʒə/, rə-dee-zhə), commonly known from 1970 onwards as the Republic of Rhodesia, was an unrecognised white nationalist ex-state in southern Africa from 1965 to 1979. They declared UDI under Sir Ian Smith and his White minority clique who opposed the UK's plan for Black majority rule.

The Rhodesian Bush War (also known as the Second Chimurenga or the Zimbabwe War of Liberation of 4 July 1964 to 12 December 1979), was a civil war that took place from July 1964 to December 1979 after the unrecognised and pro-white and fascist country of Rhodesia.

Most Black and White Rhodesians feared a repeat of the bloody Mau Mau rising in Kenya and the Congo Crisis in the Belgian Congo, but non the less the Whites were cruel and pro-apartheid which inevitably alienated the Blacks.

The Black nationalist (Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army, ZIPRA), Front for the Liberation of Zimbabwe: (FROLIZI), Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) and the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) fault against the White state forces.

South Africa supported Rhodesia for it's lifetime and Portugal offered Rhodesia help until 1974. The Black nationalists were backed by Mozambique's FRELIMO until 25 June 1975 and Mozambique's Mozambique from 25 June 1975. Help was also given to the rebels by China, Libya, Tanzania, the African National Congress (ANC), Soviet Union, Zambia, Cuba and East Germany.

Eventual Robert Mugabe would win the conflict and set up the equally off-putting pro-black supremacist nation of Zimbabwe.

Mineral resourcesEdit

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The conflictsEdit

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Also seeEdit

  1. Egypt
  2. Angola
  3. Namibia
  4. Mozambique
  5. West Africa
  6. North Africa
  7. Horn of Africa
  8. Bophuthatswana
  9. Koevoet units
  10. 1947-48 Malagasy Uprising
  11. Portuguese Colonial War
  12. Minerals and fuel in central Africa
  13. Arbitrary colonial borders divided the tribes
  14. United Nations Security Council Resolution 282
  15. United Nations Security Council Resolution 418
  16. United Nations Security Council Resolution 591
  17. United Nations Security Council Resolution 919
  18. United Nations Security Council Resolution 216
  19. United Nations Security Council Resolution 202
  20. United Nations Security Council Resolution 300
  21. United Nations Security Council Resolution 218
  22. United Nations Security Council Resolution 275
  23. United Nations Security Council Resolution 204
  24. United Nations Security Council Resolution 178
  25. United Nations Security Council Resolution 289
  26. United Nations Security Council Resolution 275

LinksEdit

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana
  2. http://www.generalknowledgefacts.com/2013/09/bechuanaland-was-former-name-of-botswana.html
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bophuthatswana
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechuanaland_Protectorate
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