1 June 1979 - 17 April 1980
Independent nation (unrecognised), then British colony
Independent nation - Zimbabwe
- On 1st June 1979, the British colony of Rhodesia declared independence as Zimbabwe Rhodesia. This was not recognised by the United Kingdom.
- On 12th December 1979, Zimbabwe Rhodesia became a British colony again.
- On 17th April 1980, Zimbabwe Rhodesia officially gained independence from the United Kingdom as Zimbabwe.