Rhodesia: The White Rebels

Whereas in the course of human affairs, history has shown that it may become necessary for a people to resolve the political affiliations which have connected them with another people and to assume amongst other nations the separate and equal status to which they are entitled . . . —Rhodesian Proclamation of Independence, Nov. 11, 1965

Thus, in a pallid parody of the American Declaration of Independence, the white-supremacist regime of Rhodesia's Ian Smith finally made good its threats of two years, broke its ties with Commonwealth and Crown, and assumed its...

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