Economic Development In Zimbabwe

Description: Pretty much self explanatory. This paper discusses the
economic development in the country if Zimbabwe detailing the countries
economic successes and reasons for them.

The country of Zimbabwe is one of the most economically developed on the
African continent . A fairly young political entity, Zimbabwe has only
enjoyed recognized autonomy since 1980, the year in which the United
Kingdom repealed its imperialistic claims to the African nation . Despite
its youth the country has achieved a level of economic development
uncharacteristic of sub-Saharan African nations. Second only to South
Africa in economic development, Zimbabwe's economic system is one
indicative of a ...

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to development in this country are readily apparent.
This model can be useful in understanding underdevelopment in other so
called "third-world" countries and in determining what is necessary for
these countries to make the transition to industrialization.


Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in the southern, sub-Saharan area of the
African continent bordered by South Africa to the South, Botswana to the
West, Mozambique to the East and Zambia to the North. With an area of
391,090 km2 Zimbabwe is only slightly larger than the state of Colorado.
Harare is Zimbabwe's capital and largest city with a population of
1,100,000. Containing vast amounts of rare mineralogical resources and
possessing a favorable growing climate Zimbabwe's economy is drawn almost
equally between the mining of minerals ($2.2 billion) and the production of
staples and cash crops ($2.1 billion) .


Zimbabweans are comprised of two primary ethnic groups, the Shona,
comprising 74% of the ...

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the throne honored Rhodes by
lending his name to the area, now calling it Rhodesia. Headed by Rhodes the
British South Africa Company (BSA) was chartered in 1889 with the
responsibility of colonizing the areas of Northern and Southern Rhodesia
and bringing back to the Kingdom the vast mineralogical resources Rhodesia
had to offer .

Although a colony, throughout the existence of its charter Rhodesia enjoyed
self-governing and perceived autonomy. The United Kingdom reserved the
right to intervene in the policies of Rhodesia at any prompting, but this
right was rarely employed leaving Rhodesia's autonomy all but assumed. The
perceived autonomy the nation enjoyed allowed for the emergence ...

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Added: 4/11/2004 03:16:18 AM
Category: Economics
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1537
Pages: 6

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