3 May 1895 - 29 January 1900; 9 December 1964 - 1 June 1979
British protectorate, then colony
Independent nations - Zambia and Zimbabwe
- On 3rd May 1895, the British protectorates of North
Zambesia (Barotseland) and South Zambesia (Mashonaland and
Matabeleland) were united to become the protectorate of
- On 29th January 1900, Rhodesia was split into the separate
protectorates of North-Eastern
Rhodesia and Southern
- On 9th December 1964, shortly after the independence of Northern Rhodesia as
Zambia, the British colony of Southern
changed its name to Rhodesia.
- On 11th November 1965, Rhodesia declared independence,
was not recognised by the United Kingdom due to Rhodesia's
insistence in maintaining white-minority rule.
- On 2nd March 1970, Rhodesia again declared independence
Britain as the Republic of Rhodesia. Again, this was
- On 1st June 1979, a black-led government came to
power and the country was renamed Zimbabwe
Rhodesia, although this was also unrecognised.
- Today, the land of (post-1964) Rhodesia is the independent
of Zimbabwe. The northern parts of pre-1900 Rhodesia are now
independent nation of Zambia.