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Southern Rhodesia is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy and [[w:Queen Elizabeth II|Queen Elizabeth II]] is recognised as the official head of state by the government, although this is not recognised by the Queen or the British government. In reality, the Governor-General acts as the head of state. Southern Rhodesia considers itself to be a self-governing British dominion, but this term has been phased out in favour of "commonwealth realm".
 
Southern Rhodesia is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy and [[w:Queen Elizabeth II|Queen Elizabeth II]] is recognised as the official head of state by the government, although this is not recognised by the Queen or the British government. In reality, the Governor-General acts as the head of state. Southern Rhodesia considers itself to be a self-governing British dominion, but this term has been phased out in favour of "commonwealth realm".
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==History==
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The British ruled colony of Southern Rhodesia was established in 1923, having earlier been administered by the [[w:British South Africa Company|British South Africa Company]]. In 1953, it was merged into the [[w:Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland]], which lasted until 1963. Southern Rhodesia then remained a ''[[De jure|de jure]]'' British colony until 1980. However, the white-minority government issued a [[w:Unilateral Declaration of Independence|Unilateral Declaration of Independence]] (UDI) in 1965 and established [[w:Rhodesia|Rhodesia]], an unrecognised state. In 1979, it reconstituted itself under indigenous African rule as [[w:Zimbabwe Rhodesia|Zimbabwe Rhodesia]], which also failed to win overseas recognition. After a period of interim British control following the [[w:Lancaster House Agreement|Lancaster House Agreement]] in December 1979 and the country achieved internationally recognised independence as [[w:Zimbabwe|Zimbabwe]] in April 1980.
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The Independent Dominion of Southern Rhodesia was established in June 2018, and claims to be the official successor state to the British colony of the same name, and therefore does not recognise the sovereignty of Zimbabwe over its claimed territory.

Latest revision as of 01:32, 14 September 2019

Independent Dominion of Southern Rhodesia
Flag of Southern Rhodesia.pngRhodesia CoA.png

Motto
Sit Nomine Digna
"May she be worthy of the name"
Anthem
"Rise, O Voices of Rhodesia"

Capital city Salisbury
Official language(s) English
Recognised languages Afrikaans
Official religion(s) Anglican Christianity
Short name Southern Rhodesia
Demonym Southern Rhodesian
Government Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
- Governor-General George Rhodes
- Prime Minister Jack Kilda
Legislature Parliament
- Upper House Senate
- Lower House House of Assembly
- Type - Bicameral
- Last election - 2018
Established 5 June 2018
Area claimed 390,580 km2
Currency Southern Rhodesian pound
Time zone Central Africa Time (UTC+2)


Southern Rhodesia, officially the Independent Dominion of Southern Rhodesia is a micronation claiming to be the successor state of the British colony of Southern Rhodesia, and by extention the unrecognised state of Rhodesia.

Southern Rhodesia is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy and Queen Elizabeth II is recognised as the official head of state by the government, although this is not recognised by the Queen or the British government. In reality, the Governor-General acts as the head of state. Southern Rhodesia considers itself to be a self-governing British dominion, but this term has been phased out in favour of "commonwealth realm".

History

The British ruled colony of Southern Rhodesia was established in 1923, having earlier been administered by the British South Africa Company. In 1953, it was merged into the w:Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, which lasted until 1963. Southern Rhodesia then remained a de jure British colony until 1980. However, the white-minority government issued a Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) in 1965 and established Rhodesia, an unrecognised state. In 1979, it reconstituted itself under indigenous African rule as Zimbabwe Rhodesia, which also failed to win overseas recognition. After a period of interim British control following the Lancaster House Agreement in December 1979 and the country achieved internationally recognised independence as Zimbabwe in April 1980.

The Independent Dominion of Southern Rhodesia was established in June 2018, and claims to be the official successor state to the British colony of the same name, and therefore does not recognise the sovereignty of Zimbabwe over its claimed territory.