The Rhodesian Bush War—also called the Second Chimurenga and the Zimbabwe War of Liberation—was a civil conflict from July 1964 to December 1979 in the unrecognised country of Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe-Rhodesia).The conflict pitted three forces against one another: the Rhodesian government, led by Ian Smith (later the Zimbabwe-Rhodesian government of Bishop Abel Muzorewa); the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, the military wing of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union; and the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army of Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union.

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  • The Rhodesian Bush War—also called the Second Chimurenga and the Zimbabwe War of Liberation—was a civil conflict from July 1964 to December 1979 in the unrecognised country of Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe-Rhodesia).The conflict pitted three forces against one another: the Rhodesian government, led by Ian Smith (later the Zimbabwe-Rhodesian government of Bishop Abel Muzorewa); the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, the military wing of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union; and the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army of Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union. The war and its subsequent Internal Settlement, signed in 1978 by Smith and Muzorewa, led to the implementation of universal suffrage in June 1979 and the end of white minority rule in Rhodesia, which was renamed Zimbabwe Rhodesia under a black majority government. However, this new order failed to win international recognition and the war continued. Neither side achieved a military victory and a compromise was later reached. Negotiations between the government of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, the UK Government and Mugabe and Nkomo's united "Patriotic Front" took place at Lancaster House, London in December 1979, and the Lancaster House Agreement was signed. The country returned temporarily to British control and new elections were held under British and Commonwealth supervision in March 1980. ZANU won the election and Mugabe became the first Prime Minister of Zimbabwe on 18 April 1980, when the country achieved internationally recognised independence. (en)
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  • 1,120 Rhodesian security forces members killed
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  • Rhodesia
  • Southern Rhodesia
  • (from 1 June 1979)
  • (until 11 November 1965)
  • FROLIZI
  • Zimbabwe Rhodesia
  • 22px|border|link=Zimbabwe African National UnionZANU(ZANLA)
  • 22px|border|link=African National CongressANC(MK)
  • (1971–1978)
  • (1978–1979)
  • South AfricaFROLIZI
  • FRELIMO22px|border|link=Zimbabwe African People's UnionZAPU(ZIPRA)
  • (11 November 1965 – 1 June 1979)
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  • 1964-07-04 (xsd:date)
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  • Around 20,000 civilians killed
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  • Majority rule introduced under theLancaster House Agreement, Zimbabwe granted internationally recognized independence
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  • 10,800 regulars
  • 15,000 reservists
  • 19,000 police reservists
  • 1979:
  • 20,000 guerrillas
  • 8,000 police
  • 22px|border|link=Zimbabwe African National Union1979:
  • 1973:
  • 2,000–5,000 troops
  • 25,500 guerrillas22px|border|link=Zimbabwe African People's Union1979:
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  • The Rhodesian Bush War—also called the Second Chimurenga and the Zimbabwe War of Liberation—was a civil conflict from July 1964 to December 1979 in the unrecognised country of Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe-Rhodesia).The conflict pitted three forces against one another: the Rhodesian government, led by Ian Smith (later the Zimbabwe-Rhodesian government of Bishop Abel Muzorewa); the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, the military wing of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union; and the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army of Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union. (en)
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  • Rhodesian Bush War (en)
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  • Rhodesian Bush War (en)
  • Second Chimurenga (en)
  • Zimbabwe War of Liberation (en)
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