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Mozambique

1975-PRESENT

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60-metical Lighthouses single

A republic on the southeast coast of Africa. Portuguese settlements began in the 16th century, and the colony remained a Portuguese possession until June 25, 1975, when it became independent as the People's Republic of Mozambique. The pro-communist Frelimo Party, which controlled Mozambique after independence, was handicapped by the flight of white Mozambicans, a South-African supported guerrilla war and, in the 1980s, a drought that, with the civil war, brought heavy loss of life. In 1989, Frelimo renounced communism and accepted a multiparty, free-market system. In 1992, the civil war was ended, and in 1995, nearly two million refugees were repatriated.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

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6-metical Black Mamba single
 

Precedent Countries:


PORTUGUESE COLONY
1877-1975

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10-centavo Zambeze River Bridge single
 

MOZAMBIQUE COMPANY
1892-1941

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45-centavo Lion single
 

NYASSA
1898-1924

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25r Giraffe single
 

LOURENÇO MARQUES
1895-1921

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50r surcharge on 800r upper and lower halves of Coat of Arms single
 

INHAMBANE
1895-1917

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1e Ceres single
 

ZAMBEZIA
1894-1917

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400r surcharge on 200r stamp of Zambezia single
 

KIONGA
1916

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1/2c surcharge and overprint on 100r stamp of Lourenco Marques single
 

QUELIMANE
1913-1914

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1/2c Ceres single
 

TETE
1913-1914

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1c surcharge and overprint on 2a stamp of Timor single

 

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