World Geography Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, State PCS & SSC Examinations

Q.  Which of the following countries was known as Rhodesia?

a. UK
b. Zimbabwe
c. US
d. Brazil


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For many years Great Britain ruled Zimbabwe as a colony called Southern Rhodesia. After a period during which it was known as simply Rhodesia, the country finally achieved independence in 1980. Then it took the name of Zimbabwe.
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