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1965: Rhodesia Declares Independence

Rhodesia announced its independence from Great Britain, in defiance of the British government. Rhodesia’s government, which was led by Ian Smith, was all white in a country that was almost black.

Great Britain declared the declaration a treasonable action and immediately applied economic sanctions that were expanded by the United Nations.

Tadese Faforiji

I am Tadese Faforiji, a history student of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State- 21st-century University, properly called. I am a blogger and an avid writer.