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Not to be confused with The Roman conquest of Africa
Roman Intervention in Africa

Yellow: Colonial Powers and their allies
Red: Roman allies
Blue: Communist countries

Date: 1965-1981
Location: Southern Africa
Outcome: Roman victory:
  • Colonial states disestablished
  • Communist militias exiled or killed

Flag Roman Empire Roman Empire
Roman-backed miltias
Supported by:

South Africa Romanum Roman South Africa
Orange Roman StateOrange Roman State
Rhodesia Zambeziland
RomanNyasaland Free Nyasaland
Supported by:

African Communist Front Soviet-backed miltias
People's Republic of Kalahari
Derg Derg
Supported by:
Flag USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics


Flag Roman Empire Adrianus II (until 1975)
Flag Roman Empire Constantine XXII (1975 onward)

South Africa Romanum Balthazar Johannes Vorster
Rhodesia Henry Everard (until 1979)
Rhodesia Josiah Zion Gumede (1979 onwards)
RomanNyasaland Hastings Kamuzu Banda
NewGreekFlag2.1 Artakama of Memphis

Flag USSR Alexei Kosygin

Roman Intervention in Africa is the name given to a series of operations undertaken by the Roman Empire against it's three colonial states, Zambeziland, The Orange Roman State, and Roman South Africa in response to their minority rule and self-distancing from Roman authority. The USSR supplied communist revolutionaries with weaponry to fight both the colonial states and Rome, while Greece gave armament support to the colonial powers (mainly Zambeziland) to avoid a powerful pro-Roman country arising in Southern Africa.

The war's background starts in 1961, when Roman South Africa and the Orange Roman State revoked the Roman Emperor's status as head of state, followed by Roman Zambeziland in 1962. When Hastings Kamuzu Banda was appointed president for life of Free Nyasaland in 1970, he became head of state and government permanently by default, and to avoid having two heads of state, the Roman Emperor's status was removed the same year. The Romans sent a warning to South Africa, telling it to end it's minority rule immediately. The South Africans and Romans both knew doing so would take much more time, but the Romans were only using this excuse to reestablish their dominance.

In 1965, the Roman Empire declared war on Roman South Africa and the Orange Roman State, and Zambeziland declared war against Rome. The Derg and the People's Republic of Kalahari declared war against Zambeziland, the Orange Roman State, and Roman South Africa. In 1970, Free Nyasaland joined the fight in favor of the colonial states.

The New Greek Empire, seeing it's chance to undermine Rome, funded the Colonial States and Free Nyasaland to fight the Romans and Communists. Eventually, the Romans conquered Free Nyasaland, Zambeziland, the People's Republic of Kalahari, the Roman Orange State, and Roman South Africa, combining them into Bantu.

Greco-Roman Conflict and Greco-Roman wars
Greek Rebellion/First Greco-Roman WarSecond Greco-Roman WarInuit RevoltRoman conquest of AfricaIndochinese WarHydronian warGreco-Xanj WarNexus Crisis.
Proxy wars:
Roman Intervention in AfricaRussian Revolution
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