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Keep in mind that, as this is a country which transitioned from rule by white conservatives to a monumentally disastrous personality cult, the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement applies.

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Keep in mind that, as this is a country which transitioned from rule by white conservatives to a monumentally disastrous personality cult, the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Administrivia.RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment applies.


On November 14, 2017, the Zimbabwe National Army staged a [[MilitaryCoup coup]] by blocking the streets of the capital with tanks and armored vehicles. They placed Mugabe and his wife Grace under house arrest and both were expelled from the ZANU-PF party. Mugabe formally resigned the presidency (under threat of impeachment) on November 21, 2017; his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was designated as successor.

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On November 14, 2017, the Zimbabwe National Army staged a [[MilitaryCoup coup]] by blocking the streets of the capital with tanks and armored vehicles. They placed Mugabe and his wife Grace under house arrest and both were expelled from the ruling ZANU-PF party. Mugabe formally resigned the presidency (under threat of impeachment) on November 21, 2017; his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was designated as successor.
successor. Mnangagwa subsequently won the next presidential election eight months later, beginning his own five-year tenure.


* LostWorld: The ruins of Great Zimbabwe inspired Creator/HRiderHaggard and countless other "jungle explorer" authors to write tales of mysterious civilizations hidden away in DarkestAfrica.

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* LostWorld: The ruins of Great Zimbabwe inspired Creator/HRiderHaggard and countless other "jungle explorer" authors to write tales of mysterious civilizations hidden away in DarkestAfrica.
DarkestAfrica (up to and including [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] [[Comicbook/BlackPanther Wakanda).]]


* ButtMonkey: It's a prime source of jokes due to the [[AstronomicalExchangeRate hyperinflation]], and the fact that its former president was one of the last remaining Africa-type [[TheCaligula Certified Nuts]][[TradeSnark ]].

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* ButtMonkey: It's a prime source of jokes due to the [[AstronomicalExchangeRate hyperinflation]], and the fact that its former president was one of the last remaining Africa-type [[TheCaligula Certified Nuts]][[TradeSnark Nuts[[TradeSnark ]].



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* One of the protagonists of ''Film/BloodDiamond'', Danny Archer, is a white Zimbabwean, though he adamantly refers to the country as [[InsistentTerminology Rhodesia]] even though the film is set in 1999.


A republic in East Africa. Famous recently for tension between its former President Robert Mugabe and the UnitedKingdom over land issues. Was formerly the British colony of Southern Rhodesia; in 1965 it declared unilateral independence and spent 14 years under a conservative white government likened to UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. This led to an armed struggle with several partisan groups, most notably the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and its offshoot, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU).

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A republic in East Africa. Famous recently for tension between its former President Robert Mugabe and the UnitedKingdom UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom over land issues. Was formerly the British colony of Southern Rhodesia; in 1965 it declared unilateral independence and spent 14 years under a conservative white government likened to UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. This led to an armed struggle with several partisan groups, most notably the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and its offshoot, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU).


Used to be the "bread basket of Africa" before its current economic woes. The reason for the nickname was because Zimbabwe traditionally had a lively agricultural sector and was a net food ''exporter'' to neighboring African states. Most of this food was produced on commercial farms managed by white landowners. In 1998, Mugabe introduced a chaotic redistribution campaign which saw war veterans attacking the farms and forcibly evicting their occupants.[[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime Unfortunately,]] these veterans (and Mugabe)[[DidntThinkThisThrough failed to realize that productive farming is actually pretty damn complicated.]] With little knowledge of how to use modern farm equipment and NO knowledge of effective commercial agriculture since they'd, y'know, gotten rid of the people who knew what they were doing [[GoneHorriblyRight the expropriated farms quickly went to seed]]. Food shortages followed, helped along by the worst drought in decades. To deal with the slump, Mugabe decided that the best way out would be printing more money, which led to Zimbabwe's [[RidiculousFutureInflation infamous hyperinflation]].

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Used to be the "bread basket of Africa" before its current economic woes. The reason for the nickname was because Zimbabwe traditionally had a lively agricultural sector and was a net food ''exporter'' to neighboring African states. Most of this food was produced on commercial farms managed by white landowners. In 1998, Mugabe introduced a chaotic redistribution campaign which saw war veterans attacking the farms and forcibly evicting their occupants. [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime Unfortunately,]] these veterans (and Mugabe)[[DidntThinkThisThrough Mugabe) [[DidntThinkThisThrough failed to realize that productive farming is actually pretty damn complicated.]] With little knowledge of how to use modern farm equipment and NO knowledge of effective commercial agriculture since they'd, y'know, gotten rid of the people who knew what they were doing [[GoneHorriblyRight the expropriated farms quickly went to seed]]. Food shortages followed, helped along by the worst drought in decades. To deal with the slump, Mugabe decided that the best way out would be printing more money, which led to Zimbabwe's [[RidiculousFutureInflation infamous hyperinflation]].


Used to be the "bread basket of Africa" before its current economic woes. The reason for the nickname was because Zimbabwe traditionally had a lively agricultural sector and was a net food ''exporter'' to neighboring African states. Most of this food was produced on commercial farms managed by white landowners. In 1998, Mugabe introduced a chaotic redistribution campaign which saw war veterans attacking the farms and forcibly evicting their occupants. Unfortunately, these veterans (and Mugabe) failed to realize that productive farming is actually pretty damn complicated. With little knowledge of how to use modern farm equipment and NO knowledge of effective commercial agriculture since they'd, y'know, gotten rid of the people who knew what they were doing [[GoneHorriblyRight the expropriated farms quickly went to seed]]. Food shortages followed, helped along by the worst drought in decades. To deal with the slump, Mugabe decided that the best way out would be printing more money, which led to Zimbabwe's [[RidiculousFutureInflation infamous hyperinflation]].

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Used to be the "bread basket of Africa" before its current economic woes. The reason for the nickname was because Zimbabwe traditionally had a lively agricultural sector and was a net food ''exporter'' to neighboring African states. Most of this food was produced on commercial farms managed by white landowners. In 1998, Mugabe introduced a chaotic redistribution campaign which saw war veterans attacking the farms and forcibly evicting their occupants. Unfortunately, [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime Unfortunately,]] these veterans (and Mugabe) Mugabe)[[DidntThinkThisThrough failed to realize that productive farming is actually pretty damn complicated. complicated.]] With little knowledge of how to use modern farm equipment and NO knowledge of effective commercial agriculture since they'd, y'know, gotten rid of the people who knew what they were doing [[GoneHorriblyRight the expropriated farms quickly went to seed]]. Food shortages followed, helped along by the worst drought in decades. To deal with the slump, Mugabe decided that the best way out would be printing more money, which led to Zimbabwe's [[RidiculousFutureInflation infamous hyperinflation]].


On November 14, 2017, the Zimbabwe National Army staged a [[MilitaryCoup coup]] by blocking the streets of the capital with tanks and armored vehicles. They placed Mugabe and his LadyMacbeth wife Grace under house arrest and both were expelled from the ZANU-PF party. Mugabe formally resigned the presidency (under threat of impeachment) on November 21, 2017; his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was designated as successor.

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On November 14, 2017, the Zimbabwe National Army staged a [[MilitaryCoup coup]] by blocking the streets of the capital with tanks and armored vehicles. They placed Mugabe and his LadyMacbeth wife Grace under house arrest and both were expelled from the ZANU-PF party. Mugabe formally resigned the presidency (under threat of impeachment) on November 21, 2017; his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was designated as successor.


* Its ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' alternate, set in the equivalent of pre-1980 Rhodesia, is visited in the fan work ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/1/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap year Adventures]]''. [[note]]This draws heavily on unsympathetically frank reporting by correspondents like Max Hastings, who was deported by the Smith regime for "sedition"[[/note]]

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* Its ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' alternate, set in the equivalent of pre-1980 Rhodesia, is visited in the fan work ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/1/Gap-Year-Adventures net/s/12321109/27/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap year Year Adventures]]''. [[note]]This draws heavily on unsympathetically frank reporting by correspondents like Max Hastings, who was deported by the Smith regime for "sedition"[[/note]]


A republic in Southeastern Africa. Famous recently for tension between its current President Robert Mugabe and the UnitedKingdom over land issues. Was formerly the British colony of Southern Rhodesia; in 1965 it declared unilateral independence and spent 14 years under a conservative white government likened to UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. This led to an armed struggle with several partisan groups, most notably the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and its offshoot, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU).

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A republic in Southeastern East Africa. Famous recently for tension between its current former President Robert Mugabe and the UnitedKingdom over land issues. Was formerly the British colony of Southern Rhodesia; in 1965 it declared unilateral independence and spent 14 years under a conservative white government likened to UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. This led to an armed struggle with several partisan groups, most notably the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and its offshoot, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU).


On September 14, 2017, the Zimbabwe National Army staged a [[MilitaryCoup coup]] by blocking the streets of the capital with tanks and armored vehicles.

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On September November 14, 2017, the Zimbabwe National Army staged a [[MilitaryCoup coup]] by blocking the streets of the capital with tanks and armored vehicles.
vehicles. They placed Mugabe and his LadyMacbeth wife Grace under house arrest and both were expelled from the ZANU-PF party. Mugabe formally resigned the presidency (under threat of impeachment) on November 21, 2017; his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was designated as successor.



* ButtMonkey: It's a prime source of jokes due to the [[AstronomicalExchangeRate hyperinflation]], and the fact that its president is one of the last remaining Africa-type [[TheCaligula Certified Nuts]][[TradeSnark ]].

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* ButtMonkey: It's a prime source of jokes due to the [[AstronomicalExchangeRate hyperinflation]], and the fact that its former president is was one of the last remaining Africa-type [[TheCaligula Certified Nuts]][[TradeSnark ]].


The white government was dismantled in 1979 and was renamed "Zimbabwe-Rhodesia" and then just to "Zimbabwe" in 1980, when the world recognized its independence. Robert Mugabe, then chairman of ZANU, became the nation's first black prime minister.

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The white government was dismantled in 1979 and the country was renamed "Zimbabwe-Rhodesia" and then just to "Zimbabwe" in 1980, when the world recognized its independence. Robert Mugabe, then chairman of ZANU, became the nation's first black prime minister.


A republic in Southeastern Africa. Famous recently for tension between its current President Robert Mugabe and the UnitedKingdom over land issues. Was formerly the British colony of Southern Rhodesia; in 1965 it declared unilateral independence and spent 14 years under a conservative white government likened to UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement The fairness of this comparison remains debatable.]]) This led to an armed struggle with several partisan groups, most notably the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and its offshoot, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU).

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A republic in Southeastern Africa. Famous recently for tension between its current President Robert Mugabe and the UnitedKingdom over land issues. Was formerly the British colony of Southern Rhodesia; in 1965 it declared unilateral independence and spent 14 years under a conservative white government likened to UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement The fairness of this comparison remains debatable.]]) This led to an armed struggle with several partisan groups, most notably the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and its offshoot, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU).



On September 14, 2017, the Zimbabwe National Army staged a [[MilitaryCoup coup]] by blocking the streets of the capital with tanks and armored vehicles. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's leave it at that.]]

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On September 14, 2017, the Zimbabwe National Army staged a [[MilitaryCoup coup]] by blocking the streets of the capital with tanks and armored vehicles. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's leave it at that.]]
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On September 14, 2017, the Zimbabwe National Army staged a [[MilitaryCoup coup]] by blocking the streets of the capital with tanks and armored vehicles. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's leave it at that.]]

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