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, officially Republic of Botswana, republic (2005 est. pop. 1,640,000), 231,804 sq mi (600,372 sq km), S central Africa. It is bordered by Namibia on the west and north, by Zambia at a narrow strip in the north, by Zimbabwe on the east, and by South Africa on the east
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The Bechuanaland Protectorate covered most of present-day Botswana.
After World War II, the British attempted to combine the Bechuanaland Protectorate with their South African colony, but Bechuanaland was able to thwart this annexation attempt.
The British who were then administering the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana) confiscated the guns making the Baherero destitute.
However, due to lack of resources and knowledge of the area, and due to the fact that European access to Caprivi had always been made from the south east, Caprivi was administered as part of the Bechuanaland Protectorate until 1929.