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Old 11-21-2007, 01:49 AM
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Default Ian Smith, last PM of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), dies

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/africa....ap/index.html

Rhodesia under Ian Smith's rule:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYDg3ofh7dM

Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe's rule:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh14N...eature=related
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:49 AM
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Uh yeah, Beautiful Apartheid. Glory, glory.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:54 AM
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Uh yeah, Beautiful Apartheid. Glory, glory.

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Apartheid was in South Africa, not Rhodesia.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:55 AM
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Uh yeah, Beautiful Apartheid. Glory, glory.

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Apartheid was in South Africa, not Rhodesia.

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Ok. Beautiful blatantly racist regime supressing a people's right to self-determination. Much different, I'm sure.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:13 AM
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Default Re: Ian Smith, last PM of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), dies

Rhodesia was called the breadbasket of Africa and produced enough food for of southern Africa; Zimbabwe cannot even feed its own people. Average life expectancy in Rhodesia was 60 years; life expectancy in Zimbabwe is 37 years, the lowest in the world.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:16 AM
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So because Ian Smith's successor was one of the brutal dictators in the world is supposed to excuse the fact that he headed a blatantly racist regime that supressed a people's right to self-determination?
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:22 AM
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Default Re: Ian Smith, last PM of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), dies

"Self determination" in that part of the world has always been the whim of the biggest strongman.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:29 AM
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Default Re: Ian Smith, last PM of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), dies

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life expectancy in Zimbabwe is 37 years, the lowest in the world.

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In all fairness, this statistic is as much a result of violence as health/nutrition problems.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:30 AM
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Default Re: Ian Smith, last PM of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), dies

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Uh yeah, Beautiful Apartheid. Glory, glory.

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Apartheid was in South Africa, not Rhodesia.

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Ok. Beautiful blatantly racist regime supressing a people's right to self-determination. Much different, I'm sure.

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Well I don't support neither one of them, but if choosing between the evils I'd say Mugabe is def the worst.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:44 AM
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That's no reason to celebrate Ian Smith.
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