People's Republic of Mozambique
|People's Republic of Mozambique|
|República Popular de Moçambique|
Unidad, Crítica, Unidad
"Unity, Criticism, Unity"
Viva, Viva a FRELIMO
"Long, Live FRELIMO"
|Government||Marxist–Leninist one-party state|
|Head of State|
|•||1986–1990||Mário da Graça|
|Historical era||Cold War|
|•||Established||25 June 1975|
|•||Disestablished||1 December 1990|
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.
The People's Republic of Mozambique enjoyed close ties with the People's Republic of Angola and the Soviet Union, both of which were communist states at the given time. The People's Republic of Mozambique was also an observer of Comecon ("Council for Mutual Economic Assistance"), which was an economic organization of communist states.
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