Archaeological evidence suggests that Great Zimbabwe became a center for trading, with a trade network linked to Kilwa Kisiwani and extending as far as China. This international trade was mainly in gold and ivory. The rulers of Zimbabwe brought artistic and stone masonry traditions from Mapungubwe.
The first action towards the colonization of Zimbabwe was the Rudd Concession, which was pushed through by Cecil Rhodes in 1888. Once the British were mining in Zimbabwe, the order to take control was passed, which allowed British Officers to invade and take over.
No Zimbabwe and the us dont get along with each other. Since USA wanted to take over Zimbabwe and failed because President Robert Mugabe ( Zimbabwes president) was very clever and didnt want his people to keep on being killed. And he also didnt want his people to be under constitutional monarchy. First off, the above is hideously incorrect, and fails a basic history lesson. Zimbabwe was previously called Rhodesia, and, before that, Southern Rhodesia, a part of the British Empire. The United States generally has had little to do with that area of Africa in terms of colonization or imperial influence. The current situation is that the United States strongly disapproves of the current government of Zimbabwe, and has joined many other European countries (and, a variety of other major world countries, too), in calling for a replacement of the current government by a freely elected one. As such, the US participates in a variety of embargoes and sanctions against the government of Zimbabwe. The root of the current problem is President Mugabe, who has gone from being a nominally respectable and reasonable leader to one who shows all signs of attempting to be a dictator - that is, one who is attempting to retain power though a variety of undemocratic and repressive measures.
Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the President of Mugabe.Born on 1924 February 21, Mugabe became a leader of Zimbabwe as part of the movement against minority white rule. He joined the National Democratic Party in 1960, which was reformed as the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU). He split off to join the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) in 1963. Imprisoned in 1964, he served 10 years before being released in 1974 along with leader Joshua Nkomo.Mugabe then went to fight in neigbouring Mozambique for Black Africans emerging as a hero at the end of the war in 1979. In the 1980 Zimbabwe General election, he became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe by calling for reconciliation between whites and blacks. A rift developed between Mugabe and Nkomo, and bitter fighting was felt throughout the country from 1982 to 1987. On 1987 December 31 Robert Mugabe made himself President of Zimbabwe, abolished the Prime Minister position, made Nkomo Vice-president, and merged their parties, creating a one-party state.Mugabe has continued to act as dictator president for the last 23 years. In 2008, parliamentary and presidential elections were held. Mugabe ended up losing the first round to Morgan Tsavangiri, but through military intimidation, the withdrawl of Tsavangiri due to lack of faith in the process, and blatant electoral fraud, Mugabe was awarded a landslide victory. In 2013, Mugabe was re-elected over Tsavangiri again 61.09% to 33.94% again with many charges of corruption in the election process.
Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia until it gained its independance from the UK in 1980.
southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia
Northern and Southern Rhodesia
Formerly Southern Rhodesia.
Rhodesia. It was named after colonialist, diamond miner
Formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, the Republic of Rhodesia, Zimbabwe Rhodesia, or just Rhodesia .
Rhodesia. It was named after colonialist, diamond monger and all round british hero cecil rhodes.