Zimbabwe is a country in southern Africa. It borders South Africa to the south, Mozambique to the east, Zambia to the north, and Botswana to the west. The capital is Harare and the current president is Robert Mugabe. It has a population of about 12 million.


It was formed from the British colony of Southern Rhodesia in the 1960s when pro-black political parties began to challenge the supremacy of whites in government. Ian Smith carried out insufficient reforms and, after a period of instability, an election was carried out. Robert Mugabe won on a pro-black and anti-white platform, instituting a series of collectivization and property redistribution reforms to counteract the disproportionate ownership of property (which was heavily slanted in favor of whites). This led to massive decreases in productivity, as many new black property owners reverted to subsistence farming. Meanwhile, many whites were abused or physically forced to leave their property, even if they were not required by law. This wave of anti-white discrimination drove most whites out of Zimbabwe, while the economy collapsed because it was largely white-controlled. Zimbabwe is still feeling the effects of this collapse and its currency, the Zimbabwe dollar, is effectively worthless due to hyperinflation.

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