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    drugs are, however, it is easier to smuggle diamonds due to the fact that they are small and have no smell. Until recently, diamonds fueled brutal wars all across South Africa giving these diamonds the nickname of blood diamonds. In this paper I intend to explore the history of diamonds through how they were first discovered and how they affected the wars in South Africa in addition to what makes South Africa’s composition more likely to produce diamonds. (big rocks are back) The diamond is an economically

  • Gandy and the Ahimsa Philosophy

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    to fight not only colonial rule of the British and war but social wrongs such as racial discrimination. Throughout Mohandas K. Gandhi Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Gandhi is faced numerous times with decision of participating in war on behalf of the British Empire and the constant struggle with discrimination. WAR In chapter XXXIV ‘A Spiritual Dilemma,’ Gandhi is faced, yet again, with the decision of participating in war for the British. He had done his part in ...

  • Why was there a Liberal landslide victory in the 1906 General Election?

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    The Liberal victory in General Election of 1906 has gone down in History for being one of the biggest landslides in modern UK politics, but it can be argued that it was more of a Conservative loss than a Liberal gain. The Conservatives made many mistakes in policy which alienated much of their support base that originally elected them into power. The key policy that they pushed in their election campaign was Tariff Reform, an issue that divided the party, making them appear weaker to voters

  • Field Marshall Haig

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    first put to the test at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and the casualties began to rise into unacceptable numbers. The British army put their faith into Haig because of his reputation as a great leader. He had had past success' during the Boer War in South Africa, were some of his tactics proved to be very successful. These tactics would soon come under scrutiny later on. Many historians believed that Haig's tactics were outdated. Haig used conventional tactics and believed that one

  • The Effects of European Imperialism on South Africa

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    sort of outside influence, but the influence did not stay with the people. The Boers developed differently than the rest of Africa, and the breaking point is the Boer War. The Boer War is a forgotten war. Many educated people cannot tell you anything about this war, except maybe where it was fought at. The war has many names: The South African War, The Anglo-Boer War, and the Boers call it the Engelse oorlog, or English War. It resulted after many decades of bickering and conflict between the Afrikaans

  • The Reasons for the Liberal Election Victory of 1906

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    whereas the exhausted Conservatives barely defended their actions. This election victory was on the back of Unionist dominance that had spanned a decade driven by three key issues: "the crown, the church and the constitution." After the Second Boer War in South Africa, everything began to go wrong for the Unionists who then found their own leader, Balfour, losing his seat in his own constituency of Blackpool. The key areas of victory are the Tory blunders and the Liberal successes. The decline

  • The Life and Experiences of Winston Churchill

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    worked for the Morning Post during the Boer War in South Africa. He had quite an adventure during this time, he was shot at and captured but managed to escape where he lived to write a book about it. During fighting the war Winston Churchill knew that he wanted to get into politics to make policies to make a difference. Winston Churchill experienced war and was well educated so at age twenty five he returned to England where he was famous as a writer and a war hero; this is what helped him get his

  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier

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    leader of the Liberal party in 1887. Nine years later he became prime minister. He was knighted in 1897. "Build up Canada" were the watchwords of Laurier's government. Laurier was loyal to Great Britain, sent Canadian volunteers to help in the Boer War, established a tariff favorable to British goods, and worked to strengthen the ties between the two countries. But he saw the British Empire as a worldwide alliance of free and equal nations, and he opposed every attempt to limit Canada's freedom

  • The Development of New Liberalism

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    Lloyd George, Asquith and Churchill believed that the government should help the vulnerable, which could not stand on their own two feet, such as the young, old, sick and unemployed. The other reasons could be Britain’s economic position, the Boer war, the Laissez-faire approach, international competition, work of social researchers such as Booth and Rowntree, socialist ideas and finally municipal socialism. Old Liberalism was a political party that came into power in 1867. Old Liberalism

  • The Introduction of Social Reforms by the Liberal Government in 1906-1914

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    the Liberals into reality and made them realize what poor health Britain’s population was facing and the actual need for reform. The first reason was that of the Boer War. There was many difficulties experienced in trying to defeat the Boer’s (south Africa). The reason the war was so poorly fought was because recruitment for the war, especially in cities such as London showed that many potential troops had to be turned away as they were physically too unfit to s... ... middle of paper ...