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Due to the huge wave of applications for naturalization, the government in exile of the Republic of Rhodesia has switched to digital passports as of April 5th. However, the Ministry of Homeland Security does still issue analog Citizenship ID cards.
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Adopted with the Rhodesian Constitution of 1980.
Where is Rhodesia?
Correct, the first Rhodesian Republic was betrayed by the British and perished in 1979/80. In this hour of need, white farmers, businessmen, academics, intellectuals and industrialists proclaimed the second Rhodesian Republic. Partly as a government-in-exile for the white Rhodesian diaspora that had now emerged, but also as a direct government for the Rhodesian settlements that emerged over the decades. Rhodesia is not a member of the UN in order to be able to implement Article 16 of the 1980 constitution undisturbed: exclusive government over majority Rhodesian settlements worldwide.
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What does the Government have control of?
The Rhodesian government operates on three levels. It supports the Rhodesian diaspora, issues guidelines for Rhodesian settlements on four continents, rules de facto sovereign over autonomous regions, and occupies several developable islands in case the autonomous regions cannot be expanded further one day.
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Rhodesian Citizenship Law
2022 Passport Act
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Citizenship through descent
§1 Since the black African population took over the first Rhodesian Republic in 1980, renamed it “Zimbabwe”, a person acquires Rhodesian citizenship at the time of birth only if said person is born to a parent of Rhodesian nationality and European or Asian ethnicity; that is, the offspring of an ethnic European Rhodesian citizen, even if the parent or grandparent has not exercised his or her right to citizenship.
Citizenship by naturalization
§2 Every honest person, independent of ethnicity, with good intentions and a true sympathyl for the Rhodesian people and its history may apply for Rhodesian citizenship. Being a people without land Rhodesian citizenship does make a Rhodesian citizen not eligible to reside in south-east Africa, especially not in Zimbabwe.
Instant Emergency Class-S Citizenship
§3 If an individual in good standing needs protection due to unjustified persecution (e.g. people endangered by political instability) a Rhodesian naturalization document for the purpose of self-protection, e.g. while traveling to dangerous (Class IV) countries, can be issued by the Ministry of Homeland Security in a fast-track process. The applicant has to download “Form RHO S-22”, fill it out, scan or photography it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org together with a photocopy of state issued ID card or passport. Any Class-S citizenship cannot be inherited by the citizen’s offsprings. The duration of its validity depends on §6. Nationals of the following countries cannot apply in accordance with §3: CCP-China, North Korea, Zimbabwe, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Albania, North Macedonia, the Sudans, Nicaragua, Colombia, Venezuela, Qatar, Kuwait, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Transnistria, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia, Mali, all eastern African countries, Gaza, southern Libanon, Iraq.
§4 Honorary citizenships can be granted by the President of the Administration as well as the Secretary for Citizenship Issues and can be passed on the offsprings of the citizen.
Loss of citizenship due to incompatibility
§5 Rhodesians with ties to Zimbabwe, as well as socialists, marxists, communists, reactionaries, people who travelled to “Zimbabwe” and the People’s Republic of China, religious fanatics, members of American sects, supporters of the government of “Zimbabwe”, holders of a Class-S citizenship, and Rhodesians who are or were members of political NGOs or media outlets stated on the current RIS Black List, may pass on their Rhodesian citizenship to their descendants only after approval by the Citizenship Department. If such an application is not made or is denied, the descendant is not a Rhodesian citizen or national. Such citizens may also be deprived of citizenship directly upon notice of the Ministry of Homeland Security.
Deprivation of Citizenship
§6 Rhodesian citizenship may be deprived of any citizen endangering the Republic of Rhodesia regardless of the intentions of the individual.
Use of Rhodesian identification documents and fees
§7 Although Rhodesian citizenship and/or document have been recognized by many countries since 1980, there is no guarantee that documents issued by the Republic of Rhodesia will be recognized now or in your particular circumstances. A visa is generally required prior to travel. Without a visa already stamped in your passport, the airline, the airport, the immigration, or the border officials could arbitrarily, subjectively, and discriminatorily violate your rights and will refuse you to cross the border between to countries. The wealthiest countries, especially those in North America and Western Europe, are the most restrictive and may reject your claim of your right to travel, in violation of their UN obligations. Because our very low fees are used solely for the processing services that the Rhodesian administration provides, once your application has been sent to us, the fees are non-refundable. The same is true for declined applications.
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“Rhodesians never die”, is a famous quote, and it is true. Rhodesia is more than a country that will live forever.
It is so strong that it does not even need soil to flourish.
President Scott’s good relations to important institutions was definitely of help. The past, as correctly described by this CIA secret document, has been left behind and the world-powers knew, James Scott would be the right man for a post-1980 modern Rhodesia nation. A leader who could save Rhodesia as a people and nation without territory. Now, after more than four decades one famous phrase has proven to be true: “Rhodesians never die”. The Spirit of Rhodesia and the Rhodesian people will remain a voice and a power on the world stage. That’s the part of modern history which most marxist anti-colonialist do neither understand nor like. Nevertheless, all Rhodesian governments since 1980 filled with life the words of then UN Secretary General Dr. Kurt Waldheim who told President Scott in Dr. Waldheim’s mother tongue on the occasion of their first informal meeting after the inauguration of President Scott: “Möge Rhodesien in Ewigkeit blühen gerade wie die Jacaranda Bäume in Salisbury!” (“May Rhodesia blossom in eternity like the Jacaranda trees of Salisbury!”) - Who would we be not to live up to the advice of the UN Secretary General?
The relations with his outgoing administration were difficult. The more this letter is of historic value.
Never have Rhodesia’s diplomatic relations been better and more friendly than under the steady and reliable leadership of President Scott.
Security & Defense
Like every nation we take care of our citizens, too.
A truly independent nation with a world-class intelligence service
It could very well be that our capital and seat of government would still be in Salisbury if the Rhodesian leadership in the 1970s would have had the RIS back then. But they were blind against the imminent disaster. The Rhodesian government will never again decide anything without knowledge about who says what, where, to whom and why? The RIS is our shield and our sword, bold and sharp. It protects our politicians, candidates and officials and thus the functioning of the Republic. If you have concerns about the security of the Republic of Rhodesia, you can reach a contact officer at email@example.com
The second Republic immediately invaded Bouvet
All the founding fathers of the second republic were aware that without a piece of land, even a transglobal nation will not be able to survive. Therefore, the first president of the second republic gave the Rhodesian Intelligence Service (RIS) the command to conquer the west coast of Bouvet Island, which was merely administered by Norway. This was accomplished in a very short time with the help of friendly powers. When the Rhodesian flag was raised and the telex with the successful conquest reached the president, West Bouvet was annexed by the Republic of Rhodesia and renamed “Rhodesbury on Bouvet Island”.
New circumstances demanded new structures
The Rhodesian Security Forces were dissolved in 1980 when we lost our territory unfairly to the wrong people. The leaders of the second Rhodesian Republic, especially President Scott understood very well that protecting and defending a transnational country would need an entirely new type of defence force. So the Rhodesian Intelligence Service (RIS) was founded in December 1980 and has been Rhodesia’s shield and sword ever since. As the Rhodesian Security Forces were one of the finest armies, the RIS is one of the world’s finest intelligence agencies.
Our national currency
ETR exchange rates are set by the Rhodesian National Finance Authority and may be adjusted by order of the Rhodesian Ministry of Finance.
Since 2020, the ETR has also been available digitally, since 2022 the Rhodesian ETR has been a digital-only currency.
ETR deposits are possible interest-free with the National Finance Authority.
Rhodesia cooperates without restrictions with all tax authorities worldwide. As a result, the ETR has a solid reputation and cannot be used for hiding money from authorities.
Extra-authority exchange rates are illegal.
Exchange is only possible in U.S. Dollar.
Questions & Answers
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Yes, this is the one and only recognized government of Rhodesia. After the declaration of Amsterdam (1980) Rhodesia was, for a short while, nothing but a government-in-exile. Since then it has been developed into a transglobal nation with semi-autonomous settlements and fully autonomous territories on four continents. This makes today’s Rhodesia as big as the Kingdom of Belgium, with 1.9 mio citizens (May 2022) over which the Government has full control. The Republic of Rhodesia is a silent ally of the U.S. but has a frosty relationship with the United Kingdom which actively destroyed old UDI-Rhodesia. Modern Rhodesia has one of the best equipped intelligence services as well as small but strikingly powerful armed forces. After the Declaration of Amsterdam in 1980 (the assembly that rescued what was left of our nation), newly elected President James W. Scott informed the United Nations officially (see the document second below) about the formation of a Government and the annexation of uninhabited north-west Bouvet Island as a legally necessary piece of soil which would become the new de jure capital city of Rhodesia. The then UN Secretary General Dr. Kurt Waldheim, a close friend of the Scott family and other Rhodesian dignities who had broken with Ian Smith due to his compromise politics in 1978, gave the survival of the Rhodesian nation his silent blessing (see the document section below). However, this had a price: the condition was that the new Rhodesian government would stay out of the public eye for 40 years, until 2020. Nevertheless, Rhodesia has achieved to be internationally respected precisely because it has no intentions of overthrowing another government. The government has been working hard and successfully to be able to restore Rhodesian autonomy and home rule in many dozens of autonomous territories on four continent. This has been possible thanks to the free and brave Rhodesians who did not flee to the UK or elsewhere in order to begin a new life with sweet memories about “old Rhodesia”. What is more, as a transglobal country with all aspects of a vital nation Rhodesia is more recognized and respected nowadays than it was when Rhodesia was an Africa country only. To make it short: the Rhodesian government works hard to make the lives of all Rhodesians better, wherever they reside. And yes, this is most legitimate and serious matter.
Our mission is to preserve the Rhodesian nation and the Rhodesian people with pride and dignity. We help Rhodesians and their descendants to regain Rhodesian citizenship. Our diplomatic service is helping Rhodesians in the diaspora or traveling with advice and guidance. We also support good education policies, social policies and fair opportunities for Rhodesians in the diaspora and intervene in cases of discrimination. Of course, we stand ready to take over as government should "Zimbabwe" collapse by itself. However, in accordance with the Declaration of Amsterdam, we are not actively working towards a regime change. We are in a much better position thanks to the autonomous territories we were able to acquire peacefully (the size of Belgium on four continents) and the annexation or uninhabited but habitable islands which will open for settlers latest by the end of the early 2030s.
The Rhodesian government is not a museum, it is governing 1.9 million citizens in settlements and autonomous territories around the globe. How could Rhodesia still be the Rhodesia in many old fighter’s memories? However, rest assured, the Spirit of Rhodesia is very much alive.
No, the government of the country of which you are a citizen now will never know when you also become a Rhodesian. And if they do, it is not a problem, since only citizenships of UN member states cause trouble. The Rhodesian citizenship is, metaphorically speaking, like when you join the Catholic Church. The Pope also governs more than 2 billion people without them all living in the Vatican.
The new Republic of Rhodesia needed a piece of land to have a basis on which a transglobal country could be built. So heroes of the RIS in cooperation with befriended powers invaded a part of Bouvet Island, an island in the Atlantic which was entirely under Norwegian control (however not part of the Kingdom of Norway), and is now about 10% Rhodesian and 90% Norwegian. Have a look at the map for further details. The new Rhodesian government chose this piece of land because it would be annexable without bothering any population. Rhodesia has never been interested in begging for recognition. North-west Bouvet was conquered and annexed, this is just a fact the world has to accept.
The structures of the Rhodesian government were laid by refugee Rhodesians in 1980. Since the Rhodesian government does not collect taxes or profit-making fees, government members and their employees must be economically fully independent. The infrastructure, the armed forces etc. are being financed by friendly benefactors and taxpayer’s money from citizens residing, working and making profits in our autonomous territories.
Mutual disrespect, without any hostility. The future of Rhodesia is not in the wonderful country which was destroyed by communist terrorists. Our present existence and future is that of a transglobal nation with territories around the globe and a policy that "Rhodesia is where Rhodesians live".
Is the ongoing annexation policy legal?
The Rhodesian government has to serve the Rhodesian people. However, the annexation program excludes the conquest of inhabited land, so we always prevent problematic press coverage. In this case, it is also advantageous for us to be boycotted by the world press. Of course, annexations are not welcomed by the international community, but the government of Rhodesia is serving the needs of its people - nothing else.
Please refer to the "Legal" section for information on this topic.
No, despite great support by the then Secretary General Dr. Waldheim. Our constitution prohibits the membership in any meta-national organization.
No. Rhodesia changed its political system from a democratic system to a one party government using section §27 of the non-revised constitution of 1980. Ever since the burden of all major decisions is with the RIS Security Council which acts as the Rhodesian legislation chamber.
Those 1432 Rhodesians who bravely saved Rhodesia had to accept some conditions to get the recognition of the then UN Secretary General Dr. Kurt Waldheim and many other international players. The most bitter one was to stay in the shadows, away from the public for forty years. This tough time ended 2020.
Despite all the constraints until 2020, Rhodesia's government has achieved considerable progress, especially in terms of recognition on the international stage. As a transnational country, we naturally issue all standard documents. However, border crossings with digital Rhodesian identity cards are only possible between very few countries, since we received a strong endorsement from the then UN Secretary General in 1980 but are not a member of the United Nations. This was obstructed by the United Kingdom and other countries.
It took nearly four decades for the government and its 1432-member National Assembly to overcome the hostile attitude of the world community toward Rhodesia. The members of the government wanted to be able to carry out their duties undisturbed and without being threatened, and the 40-year-silence rule by Dr. Waldheim forced us to remain absent from the public limelight until 2020.Since even today the existence of Rhodesia is a thorn in the side of some actors in world politics, all politicians, candidates and administrative staff are subject to strict private security measures, which are drawn up and monitored by the Rhodesian Intelligence Service (RIS).
The Rhodesian Intelligence Service (RIS) has an armed wing that is stronger than some countries would like it to be. The often-asked question of where the rather small but highly modern Rhodesian Air Force is stationed is classified information. The same is true regarding the intervention forces and the highly advanced Rhodesian Navy.
The Republic of Rhodesia does believe in the general human rights and that every human being has the same value in the eyes of our creator. However, since we lost our land once to black communist racists, we will not allow this to ever happen again. Therefore, the Rhodesian constitution reserves the Rhodesian citizenship for individuals who are of Caucasian or of an equivalent ethnicity, e.g. Europeans (without ethnic Russians), Japanese, South Koreans, Armenians, Lebanese Christians, Qataris, Kuwaitis, Emiratis, non-Russian Kazakhs, Jews, New Zealanders, Kurds, and Australians. 25% may be of other Asian, 10% Middle Eastern ethnicity, and 0,01% of black or colored ethnicity.
We exist to serve the Rhodesian nation and its sympathizers.
Rhodesia’s history since 1980
Rhodesia never died.
Rhodesia never disappeared. It became international.
It was one of the recent global surprises: Rhodesia is back, as a transnational country - it has even never been gone. Yes, the territory was renamed Zimbabwe in 1980 and Rhodesia disappeared as a territorial country, except of the Rhodesbury region on Bouvet Island. But it is still here, how can that be?
When it was foreseeable that Territorial-Rhodesia would fall into the hands of Bantu communist rebels, an exodus of European Rhodesians promptly began. As early as the end of March 1980, 1432 Rhodesians gathered, away from public eyes, for a General Assembly in Amsterdam. There, the second Rhodesian republic was proclaimed, with the Declaration of Amsterdam. It defined Rhodesia as a transglobal country and people without territory, established a government, created a modern constitution, and elected an administration in exile which opposed but tolerated the Lancaster House Agreement.
Soon Rhodesia has been tacitly accepted by most world powers. At the same occasion, then politically neutral and young President James W. Scott who was an intimate friend of the then UN Secretary General Dr. Kurt Waldheim, approached the latter and received his silent backing and benevolent recognition. But there were two conditions:
1. for forty years, until the end of 2020, the government of the second Rhodesian republic was not allowed to appear in public. The intention was to give Zimbabwe a fair chance.
2. in order to gain tacit recognition on the international stage, the Rhodesian government had to stipulate in the constitution that it would not seek to "reconquer" Zimbabwe, but would only return to Salisbury if Zimbabwe failed and imploded by itself. This means de facto the Republic of Rhodesia clearly accepts the status quo.
The forty years are now over and Rhodesia is not only back in the limelight, but also bigger, more democratic and more open to the world than ever before. The Rhodesian nation grew to 1.2 million people by 2021. This is an amazing success of the government's birth policy in the diaspora, as the original number of ethnic European Rhodesians was about 250,000 in Territorial-Rhodesia, making the Rhodesia of today almost five times larger than it was in 1980. According to the constitution of what is now the Republic of Rhodesia, "Rhodesia is where Rhodesians live."
The government, through diplomatic channels and a direct connection to its citizens due to digitalization, ensures that the policies of the Rhodesian government are indeed effective. Today Rhodesians no longer consider Rhodesia as a country without land. On the contrary, Rhodesia is now the first successful post-territorial country; even if some people still dream of returning to Salisbury, especially among the older generation.
But Rhodesia has experienced a wave of sympathy and an increase in the number of naturalization applications by about 400% since its "coming out" at the end of its 40-year imposed existence in the offstage of world politics. Former President Scott told reporters at his New York residence, "Rhodesia was the first colony where the colonists took the colonial masters politely out of the country. And today we are the first functioning transnational democratic country. If that's not the 21st century, what is?" Thus the surprise is perfect: Rhodesia never disappeared. And now it is back on the world stage: More shining than ever.
The transglobal nation.
Rhodesia is where our people live. 95% of all Rhodesians reside in the countries marked in green.
We care for their needs through many channels, mostly diplomatic ones. However, in order to be a country under international law the RIS heroes made this possible by annexing the western part of Rhodesbury (Bouvet) and many other territories in the last four decades
The brave men of our great Rhodesian RIS achieved these victories without casualties. The rest is a matter for diplomats and also for the politicians. Rhodesia was able to hire the masterminds of the great development of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar in order to transform our overseas areas into thriving cities as of 2030.
The first conquest: West-Bouvet.
Now known as the Rhodesbury region, the core territory of the Republic of Rhodesia is cold, windy and remote. However, it was the perfect target to conquer and annex as well as to test the capabilities of the RIS’s armed forces. In 1980 we needed territory, and the government decided quickly. Ever since the Norwegians have not been too fond of us.
Why Bouvet was needed.
Even a transglobal nation needs one piece of land. We believe that our national heroes conquered one of the most unique places on earth for the most unique nation. Norway had and has no right to complain. The land was never a part of Norway, just under its control. Rhodesia, however, annexed the territories, swiftly and orderly. So the Norwegians should rather thank Rhodesia that we took only the west coast of this then neglected land. Our RIS fighters and the men of our supporting powers could have taken the entire island. But Rhodesians are fair people. It was a very good training for the victorious conquests that followed. Bouvet/Rhodesbury is a natural treasure.
Governor of the Rhodesian Territories
The task of the Joe Hunter as governor for the Rhodesian territories is primarily their protection and sustainable development. He has no political decision-making powers of his own and reports directly to the head of government.
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