Talk:Southern Rhodesia

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Dominion status?[edit]

The article refers to Southern Rhodesia as a Dominion, and states that it had such status since the 1920s. No source is provided.

I believe this to be in error. Although Southern Rhodesia was invited to attend Dominion conferences, it was not technically a dominion. It had responsible government, but was still a Crown Colony, legally until 1980, and defacto until 1965 (and again, briefly, in 1979-80).

This should be corrected, or a strong source should be provided to clarify where 'Dominion' status was given. 2600:1016:B104:D9AB:B484:471B:8633:D1D1 (talk) 16:03, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Wholeheartedly agreed. Southern Rhodesia was only ever legally a crown colony until 1980. The only sense that it was ever a dominion (or commonwealth realm) was the period after UDI 1965-1970 when it acknowledged (illegitimately, or course) Elizabeth II as 'Queen of Rhodesia'; a title that she did not, of course, ever acknowledge, despite the government being carried out in her name.

JWULTRABLIZZARD (talk) 16:14, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

This was a recent edit by RobinClay (talk · contribs), five days ago. I've reverted the change just now, as you both point out this is of course wrong. I'm sorry for not fixing this sooner and I hope you're both well. Cliftonian (talk) 16:30, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

History of Southern Rhodesia[edit]

There is a separate article on Rhodesia after 1964, and the history of Southern Rhodesia before 1964 is there. I propose it be moved here. Rexparry sydney 01:50, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose Support (you were right and I was wrong!). UDI Rhodesia is quite a separate issue to the not-quite-a-Dominion Southern Rhodesia from 1924-65. Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 17:11, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Support - If there is a separate article for Southern Rhodesia, it should contain the history section relevant to it. Number 57 13:40, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Ctatkinson 01:06, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose It seems reasonable to me that all the material pertaining to Rhodesia should go under Zimbabwe with seperate headings perhaps for each of the name changes. In any case, it was originally called South Zambesia not Southern Rhodesia and only acquired that name 1898. Prior to becoming Zimbabwe it was successively known as Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia, Rhodesia-Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe-Rhodesia. It would clearly be unreasonable to have seperate articles for each name. The fact is that socially and geographically the entity now known as Zimbabwe and originally constituted as South Zambesia is the same as the entity known by the litany of names cited above. Funazonki 01:36, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
Merging all Southern Rhodesia-related articles into Zimbabwe is completely unrealistic. Not only would it be way over Wikipedia's length guidelines, it would be politically unacceptable to most readers of both Zimbabwe and Rhodesia articles. You only have to look at the Zimbabwe talk page to realise your suggestion would be constantly reverted. Besides which the state of Zimbabwe is so totally a different entity to the states preceding it that seperate articles are completely justified and Wikipedia abounds with other precedents. Bringing in the name South Zambesia, btw, is irrelevant (and while we're being irrelevant, the name Zambesia officially disappeared in 1895 not 1898; from 1895 the name Rhodesia was used collectively for all BSAC Charterlands). Rexparry sydney 04:39, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Rhodesiancoatofarms.GIF[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Rhodesiancoatofarms.GIF[edit]

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BetacommandBot 22:06, 24 October 2007 (UTC)