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  • How the English Won the Boer War in South Africa

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    How the English Won the Boer War in South Africa On October 11, 1899, the forces of the Boer republics, Orange Free State and South African Republic, responded to Great Britain's dismissal of an ultimatum against the placement and reinforcing of British troops in South Africa by laying siege to cities in northern Cape Colony occupied by the then outnumbered British troops. The British were able to gain superiority and eventually win the Boer War by brute force, vastly superior numbers and the

  • Canada's Contributions in the Boer War, World War I and World War II

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    Canada’s contributions in the Boer War, World War One and World War Two are well documented. The Canadians helped in the Boer War from 1899-1902, World War One from 1914-1918 and World War Two from 1939-1945. Many Canadians were killed in these three wars. Just over more than 7000 Canadians were sent out overseas to help out in the Boer War (this included 12 women nurses).1 Approximately 65 000 soldiers died in World War One.2 (see Appendix 2) Approximately 45 000 died in World War Two.3 (Appendix 1) http://upload

  • In considering the process of colonisation and decolonisation by the British in Africa the periodc.1870 – c.1981, how far can the Boer war be seen as

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    great Boer war began on the 12th of October 1899. Two small states of 400,000 Dutch speaking people, the orange free state and the Transvaal republic, Had declare war on the British empire after they refused to remove their troops from their borders and to reroute reinforcements set to arrive by sea. Britain had thus far taken about 5 million square miles of African territories and the Boer war is often viewed as a turning point in British expansion. But to what extent is this true? Was this war a sign

  • The Boer War In Wilfred Owen's Poem Dulce Et Decorum Est

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    Only a few decades after the conclusion of the Crimean War, the Boer War began. Fought from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902, the Boer War is considered the first glimpse at the destruction that would be later seen in the First World War (“South African War”). Although strategy was important, such as the detrimental effects of the Boers using guerilla warfare, new weapons were crucial (“South African War”). The Maxim Machine gun was invented in 1885 by Hiram Maxim and quickly revealed its cataclysmic

  • British Imperialism

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    British Imperialism In many respects, the Boer War resembles the struggle toward globalization a century later that Friedman describes in The Lexus and the Olive Tree. The British, with their more advanced industry and technology, attempted to pull the Boer Republics away from the Olive tree and into the new global economy, golden straightjacket and all. The British Empire had much at stake in the conflict, and eventually achieved its main goals. It protected its holding at Cape Town, which

  • Afrikaners' Establishment of Apartheid in 1948

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    Afrikaners' Establishment of Apartheid in 1948 During the seventeenth century South Africa was colonized by English and Dutch, the decedents of the Dutch settlers became known as as Boers who were determined to live by their own rules and not to be controlled by anyone else, they wanted economical end geographical control, but most of all the wanted to be segregated from all non-whites, the wanted Apartheid: Afrikaans: "apartness", a policy that governed relations between South Africa's

  • African Apartheid

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    Although apartheid in South Africa was not legally enacted until 1948, to fully understand the circumstances which allowed for such racism and segregation we must first understand key events beginning with the colonization of South Africa by the Dutch in 1652. Jan van Riebeeck came to what is now known as South Africa in April of 1652. He laid claim to land which was already inhabited by the Khoikhoi and founded the Fort of Good Hope on behalf of the Dutch East India Company. This port was to be

  • War Story - Original Writing

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    War Story - Original Writing "What will you lack, sonny, what will you lack, When the girls line up the street Shouting their love to the lads to come back From the foe they rushed to beat?" As I sat in English Study, these words kissed upon my juvenile ears. The voice was that of my school friend Albert as he read the first lines of Fall In to my classmates. As I heard more and more of the poem, I felt stronger and stronger about seriously signing up to fight in the Somme. I

  • Analysis of Lord Salisbury's Effectiveness as a Leader

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    children and abolished the old system. This again helped to improve the overall state of the nation and would help to reduce future unemployment. . Salisbury was an "unenthusiastic imperialist." He used the issue of the English victory in the Boer War tremendously in the election of 1895 in the favour of the Conservatives. Salisbury saw that imperialism could be used to distract the people from any wayward political issues. It caused a massive amount of frustration with the Liberals, who,

  • Imperialism in South Africa

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    greatly disputed over (Ellis). Europe’s main goal during these times was to compete against each other and played a “game” of which country can imperialize more African countries than the other. Imperialism was a curse to South Africa, because many wars, laws, and deaths were not necessary and would not have happened if South Africa were not imperialized. Imperialism is the domination by one country of political, economic, or cultural life of another country or region and occurred during the 1800’s