edd asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 1 month ago

What was the land where Rhodesia is now located before the Rhodesian Bush war? Was it unclaimed territory or? ?

2 Answers

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Northern Rhodesia became Zambia in the 1960s.

    Southern Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in 1980. That name derives from Great Zimbabwe, a city built in the Middle Ages, long before any white Europeans had seen that part of Africa. That empire controlled quite a large swathe of the surrounding area.

    Before white colonisation, generally in the 'Scramble for Africa' in the 1880s, there were very few parts of Africa which did not have local rulers. It was not divided up with the formal borders which white Europeans found necessary. 

  • Phil
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    There is no place where " Rhodesia is now located"- surely you mean Zimbabwe.

    The Bush War in Rhodesia was from 1964 to 1979.

    There were some " tribal lands " but most was a former British colony founded in 1965 some areas designated " black" and others "white" about 50-50.

    Other countries did not recognise Rhodesia as a country.

    From 1923 until 1965 and a short time in 1979-1980  it was " Southern Rhodesia " a British colony.



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