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Poster from a unknown country. The text on the poster reads:”Support the fight for a majority African government in Rhodesia demand immediate, real and complete independence for Rhodesia”. Ian Douglas Smith (1919-2007) was a Rhodesian politician, farmer, and fighter pilot who served as Prime Minister of Rhodesia (known as Southern Rhodesia until October 1964 and today known as Zimbabwe) from 1964 to 1979.
He was the country’s first premier not born abroad, and led the predominantly white government that unilaterally declared independence from the United Kingdom in November 1965. Smith remains a highly controversial figure. Supporters portray him as a man of integrity and vision “who understood the uncomfortable truths of Africa,” while his opponents consider him “an unrepentant racist”.