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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 September 2021

Timothy Lewis Scarnecchia
Affiliation:
Kent State University, Ohio
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The history covered in this book focuses on the decolonization process that brought majority rule to the colony of Southern Rhodesia. The white minority settlers tried to delay decolonization, deciding to declare their own Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965, forming a republic in 1970, and then trying to create a new hybrid state called Zimbabwe-Rhodesia in 1979. They finally relinquished control back to the British in 1979, temporarily returning to the official status of a British colony. The British governor oversaw the return of liberation war armies and the first real majority universal election in February 1980, which led to the lowering of the British flag and raising of the Zimbabwean flag on April 18, 1980.

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Race and Diplomacy in Zimbabwe
The Cold War and Decolonization,1960–1984
, pp. 1 - 16
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Introduction
  • Timothy Lewis Scarnecchia, Kent State University, Ohio
  • Book: Race and Diplomacy in Zimbabwe
  • Online publication: 14 September 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009053860.001
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  • Introduction
  • Timothy Lewis Scarnecchia, Kent State University, Ohio
  • Book: Race and Diplomacy in Zimbabwe
  • Online publication: 14 September 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009053860.001
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  • Introduction
  • Timothy Lewis Scarnecchia, Kent State University, Ohio
  • Book: Race and Diplomacy in Zimbabwe
  • Online publication: 14 September 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009053860.001
Available formats
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