Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

Yup, I do find that kinda funny that Rumbezia would have a better claim to the name of Mozambique as opposed to the actual Mozambique.

My original post did also misinterpret the stuff I was reading, the UNAR/UNAMO was one of the parties that formed RENAMO but they dropped the Rumbezia idea pretty fast, the PIDE folder makes very little mention of it; so as far as I can tell RENAMO never actually proposed a split country, the only ones who did were the UNAR and they were functionally a puppet group of Hastings Banda who wanted to do some weird meme of a Greater Malawi.
And Banda may have been well aware of the Maravi Empire's possible historical reach including the areas of northern Mozambique in question.
 
Several propaganda postcards regarding the Polish Corridor. I kinda chuckled at that last one
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You know they did this in real life to Panama. But if I remember correctly, they were less vitriolic about the situation
 
And Banda may have been well aware of the Maravi Empire's possible historical reach including the areas of northern Mozambique in question.
Yeah he specifically chose the name because of that; what I was reading in the PIDE files and some other stuff that UNAR/UNAMO was pretty much entirely held up by exiled opposition and refugees that Banda got together to prevent any kind of communist state on his doorstep, I believe he was attempting the thing Erdoğan is trying at present with the buffer state in Syria he can resettle refugees in.
 
There are many proposals for new states in India even as of 2024 according to map on Wikipedia. I felt this would be very interested to share at the very least. Also Delhi being proposed as a state is somehow very similar to DC statehood here in America.

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Finally got around to fixing this up (click the pic to get to the full resolution):
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Borders of the planned South African invasion/intervention of Portuguese Mozambique and UNAR & Malawi's plan for Rumbezia/Rombezia, which Hastings Banda wanted to annex into Malawi proper, over an ethnic map.

Whatever the planned state south of the Save River would be, it would be almost entirely Vatsonga, the central region would be almost entirely Mashona and Rumbezia/Rombezia would be the most ethnically diverse.
 
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Apparently, in 1977 when Fidel Castro was becoming involved in the Second Ogaden War, he attempted to broker a truce by proposing to merge Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Yemen together in a federation. I don't know if this is totally true, but I did find a possibly credible source:
No I don't know what the finer details were besides a very vauge statement by this source. I'm not sure even what he would be thinking. It seems sort of logical since Castro was far more willing to sideline national/ethnic identities to create communist states (Hence he got involved in multiple civil wars in Africa). Although I'm not sure he ever knew much about Somalia, Ethiopia, or Yemen anyways.
Either way, it was rejected by all.
 
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Apparently, in 1977 when Fidel Castro was becoming involved in the Second Ogaden War, he attempted to broker a truce by proposing to merge Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Yemen together in a federation. I don't know if this is totally true, but I did find a possibly credible source:
No I don't know what the finer details were besides a very vauge statement by this source. I'm not sure even what he would be thinking. It seems sort of logical since Castro was far more willing to sideline national/ethnic identities to create communist states (Hence he got involved in multiple civil wars in Africa). Although I'm not sure he ever knew much about Somalia, Ethiopia, or Yemen anyways.
Either way, it was rejected by all.
the Red Sea Union of Soviet Socialist Republics?))
 
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Apparently, in 1977 when Fidel Castro was becoming involved in the Second Ogaden War, he attempted to broker a truce by proposing to merge Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Yemen together in a federation. I don't know if this is totally true, but I did find a possibly credible source:
No I don't know what the finer details were besides a very vauge statement by this source. I'm not sure even what he would be thinking. It seems sort of logical since Castro was far more willing to sideline national/ethnic identities to create communist states (Hence he got involved in multiple civil wars in Africa). Although I'm not sure he ever knew much about Somalia, Ethiopia, or Yemen anyways.
Either way, it was rejected by all.
Super cool, though it is highly harebrained.
 
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Apparently, in 1977 when Fidel Castro was becoming involved in the Second Ogaden War, he attempted to broker a truce by proposing to merge Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Yemen together in a federation. I don't know if this is totally true, but I did find a possibly credible source:
No I don't know what the finer details were besides a very vauge statement by this source. I'm not sure even what he would be thinking. It seems sort of logical since Castro was far more willing to sideline national/ethnic identities to create communist states (Hence he got involved in multiple civil wars in Africa). Although I'm not sure he ever knew much about Somalia, Ethiopia, or Yemen anyways.
Either way, it was rejected by all.
Well Gaddhafi suggested to breakup Switzerland, so maybe crazy dictators just have a flair for such projects and ideas?
 
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