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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, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 October 2020

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

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

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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