History of Zimbabwe Many years ago, groups of hunters organized together and lived in the area now known as Zimbabwe. Over time this group of hunters were slowly taken over by a more powerful group of people called the Shona who spoke on of the many Bantu languages. The Shona moved in to Zimbabwe around the time of Christ. They raised livestock and farmed on land that they used the slash and burn technique to clear. By 1500 A.D. Zimbabwe was ruled by the Shona by kings known as Munhumutapa’s. These rulers ruled until about the 17th century when Changamire and Rozwi kingdomes threatened their power. The Rozwi kingdom conquiered the Shoni and ruled Zimbabwe for about 100 years. The kingdom lost all organization and plumited leavind small groups of shoni people to rule Zimbabwe. Later the Ndebele moved in to help establish a better ruling with the Shoni peoples. At first the Shoni and settlers that were just passing through. Even when white settlers came through they had no problem. But when they started setting up astablishments the Shoni relized they were wrong to allow such a thing, but by then it was to late the settlers were already trying to take control of Zimbabwe. The shoni peaoples were no match for the heavily soldiers. In 1894 it was over the white settlers had taken control of Zimbabwe and was taxing the shoni peoples and also using them as slaves. European rule over Zimbabwe expired in 1914 although the British agreed that they should extent the period for another 10 year, so they did for a while till the british government retained the right to extend the ruling so zimbabwe had to vote on whether it shoud be a self-governed country or be added in to south africa as land. Since blacks could not vote the countrie was voted to be self governed in 1923. Zimbabwe was made in to a self-governed country in the British Empire. prior to 1953 zimbabwe was cocidered in three parts, theese t…

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