International Responses Of The Apartheid

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INTERNATIONAL RESPONSES TO THE APARTHEID’S REFORMS FROM THE 1960S TO THE 1980S The National Party (NP) won the national election in 1948 on a platform of segregation and racism under the slogan ‘Apartheid’. To a greater a extent, during the 1980s, the apartheid government came under increasing international pressure to end apartheid. There was no difference between apartheid and the policy of segregation of South Africa which existed before the National Party came into power in 1948. The fact that South Africa made apartheid part of the law of the country was the only difference. Although apartheid was seen as worse than segregation because it was introduced during a period where countries were trying to move away from policies of…show more content…
The volunteers were put in jail for failing to carry passes, entering public facilities and locations designated for ‘whites only’ and also violating their curfew. Therefore to a greater extent this contributed to the international community to put pressure on the National Party Government to reform the apartheid system. In the 1980s a crisis occurred for apartheid as there was external pressure to the apartheid state. Political pressure arose and exerted on the apartheid state from ant-communist Britain and the United States. Both of these countries had intentions of keeping South Africa as a capitalist state and to also ensure free trade with it. Thus this resulted in external pressure from capitalist countries. The Cold War reached close to the enforcement of economic sanctions of the one-source support of Britain and USA which could go on and cripple the economy. Meanwhile internal apartheid conflict against the state continued with violence and oppression. This resulted in isolation of white citizens from its own disillusioned government. As a result this highlighted the weakness of the apartheid administration. To a greater extent international pressure affected on the country’s economy. It was not until the mid-1950s that international campaign against apartheid sport came about. The international sports community effectively challenged the status of all-white South African sports bodies. All-white South
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