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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Rhodesia/Zimbabwe

Martin Schaub

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 May 2021

Subject(s):
Colonization / Decolonization — States, independence — Right to property — Expropriation — Economic sanctions

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1Zimbabwe is a land-locked State with an area of 390,000 square kilometres (150,000 square miles), surrounded by South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Mozambique. Most of the country lies on a high plateau with altitudes between 1200 and 1600 metres, where the otherwise tropical climate is moderated. The population of 12 million comprises 80–84% Shona and 10–15% Ndebele (also known as Matabele), while white Zimbabweans today make up less than 0.5%. 2The country was previously known as Southern Rhodesia (1901–1964, 1979/80), Rhodesia (1964–1979) and Zimbabwe...
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