World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

People's Republic of Mozambique

Article Id: WHEBN0015997539
Reproduction Date:

Title: People's Republic of Mozambique  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of heads of government of Mozambique, Mozambique, People's Republic of Benin, Communist state, Laos
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

People's Republic of Mozambique

People's Republic of Mozambique
República Popular de Moçambique

Flag National Emblem
Unidad, Crítica, Unidad
"Unity, Criticism, Unity"
Viva, Viva a FRELIMO
"Long, Live FRELIMO"
Capital Maputo
Languages Portuguese
Government Marxist–Leninist single-party state
Head of State
 •  1975–1986 Samora Machel
 •  1986 Political Bureau
 •  1986–1990 Joaquim Chissano
Prime Minister
 •  1986–1990 Mário da Graça
Historical era Cold War
 •  Established 25 June 1975
 •  Disestablished 1 December 1990
Currency Escudo (MZE)
Metical (MZM)

The People's Republic of Mozambique (Portuguese: República Popular de Moçambique), was a self-declared Communist regime that lasted from 25 June 1975 to 1 December 1990, when the country became the present day Republic of Mozambique.

The People's Republic of Mozambique was established shortly after the country gained independence from Portugal in 1975 and the Mozambique Liberation Front ("Frelimo") established a one-party state. It was led by Samora Machel, which soon was engaged in a civil war with the Mozambique National Resistance ("Renamo"), a guerilla movement initially financed by the Republic of Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe), but later replaced by the Republic of South Africa, who supported and financed the group.[1]

The People's Republic of Mozambique enjoyed close ties with the [5]

See also


  1. ^ D4 Mozambique
  2. ^ The New Communist Third World By Peter John de la Fosse Wiles
  3. ^ Soviet Union-Mozambique
  4. ^ Angola: Communist nations

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.