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posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 05:31 AM
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Ex-Rhodesia leader Ian Smith dies


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The former prime minister of Rhodesia, Ian Smith, has died aged 88.
The cause of his death is unknown but he had been ill for some time at a residential home in South Africa.
He illegally declared independence from Britain in 1965 and his white minority government led the country for 14 years amid international scorn and sanctions.
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posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 05:31 AM
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While I think that minority should always have fair representation in office there is no way that minority rule would fly anywhere unless a country is ruled by a brutal dictator.

I'm sure that Ian would have felt felt vindicated before he died . But the truth that the locals never learned how to govern properly because they went from being tribes to serving the mother country and then to independence. And that is before dealing with underlying cultural issues that could be hand.

Still no one can say that things got any better after white minority rule ended with Mugabe coming to power. Instead of learning and implementing responsible governance Mugabe has led what is know Zimbabwe down the toilet .

Kind of like Iraq the streets of Iraq were safer places when Saddam was still around people make the case that Rhodesia and its majority black population were better off under minority white rule.

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