Rhodesia: Of Oil & Scotch

At long last, the British economic sanctions against Premier Ian Smith's white renegade regime began to be felt last week. Not in Rhodesia, however. In Zambia.

No sooner had British Prime Minister Harold Wilson called for a worldwide oil embargo against Rhodesia than Smith retaliated by cutting off all petroleum shipments to his black-ruled northern neighbor. The effect in Zambia was immediate. Gas stations closed. Cars coughed to a stop and were abandoned. A stringent emergency rationing system allowed each car owner less than a gallon a week. To conserve fuel, government offices eliminated the lunch hour, sent their auto-driving...

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