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  • The Boers : The Causes Of The Second Boer War

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    The Boers fought the British in the Boer war, the British were dominating the Boers, but the ending of the war was different than usual wars, the Boers signed a treaty ending it’s independence and ending the war. After the First-Anglo Boer war ended in 1881, which resulted in a Boer victory, another conflict was beginning to arise which sparked the start of the Second Boer War in 1999. A prime reason for the start of this war was the vast resources the Boer region contained, with large goldfields

  • Boer Tactics

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    On 9th of February, the British forces led by General Sir Redvers Buller began the march to break the besieged city of Ladysmith, however, this was the fourth attempted to liberate the city. General Buller had tried the Boers’ center, he had tried their extreme right, and now he was about to try their extreme left. There were some obvious advantages on this side which make it surprising that it was not the first to be attempted. (Doyle, 1900) However, the weapons of the time made this tactic the

  • The Boer War Essay

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    The Boer War The Boer War symbolizes the climax of imperial tensions and excitement of the late 19th century, and can be viewed as a turning point in the history of the Empire, precipitating widespread changes. The first of these is a change in the attitudes towards the ideology of empire; the second is a change in terms of future administration of the empire; and the third is a change in the role of Britain as a dominant world power. The combination of these changes

  • Essay on Boer War

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    The Boer War was a conflict that lasted from 1899 to 1902 in southern Africa between Great Britain and their allies, Transvaal (South African Republic) and Orange Free State, in what is now South Africa. Throughout the 19th century, after Great Britain conquered the Cape of Good Hope in 1814 and expanded its territory in Southern Africa, there was tension between the British settlers and the Dutch-descended population which were called Afrikaners or Boers. This resulted in the Afrikaner migration

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Boer War

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    244). Upon their train being attacked by the Boers, he took charge and risked his life attempting to clear the railway so the train could escape (p. 244-250). Surrounded, alone, and unarmed outside the train he surrendered. Not content to stay imprisoned he plotted his escape. While he made it past

  • The Causes Of The South African Boer War

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    Afrikaners. The South African Boer War begun between the British Empire and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain’s anti-slavery policies. In 1833, the Boers began an exodus into African

  • The Reasons Why The Boers Lasted So Great?

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    resources to make them a force to be reckoned with, even for the other super powered nations at the time. For this reason, it comes as a surprise that during the second Boer War, Britain’s adversaries, comprised of forces likened to state militias, put up such a hard fight that should have been one with relative ease. The reason why the Boers lasted so long stems from the method in which Great Britain balanced its ways; strategies, ends; goals, and means; resources. There were a few times during the war

  • What Was The Causes Of The Anglo-Boer War

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    The Anglo-Boer War remains the most terrible and destructive armed conflict in the history of South Africa. It shaped the history of South Africa in the 20th Century and therefore left a legacy marking the end of the long process of British conquest of South African societies. Conflicting political ideologies of imperialism and republicanism, including the tension between the political leaders, like the Boer leader Paul Kruger and the British leader, Cecil Rhodes. These were some of the causes of

  • Concentration Camps Of The Anglo-Boer War: An Analysis

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    World War II influenced by those implemented in the South African Boer War? The objective is to assess the influence of the layout and social effects of the concentration camps utilized during the South African Boer War to the concentration camps used by the National Socialist Party (Nazis) during World War II. The first source that will be evaluated in depth is Elizabeth van Heyningen’s book The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History, written in 2014. The origin of this source

  • Concentration Camps Of The Second Anglo-Boer War

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    One of many forms of oppression the British practiced during the Second Anglo-Boer War was the use of concentration camps. Both blacks and whites were placed in the camps, and were required to perform unpaid labor. However, the black and white camps were segregated, and the treatment of the inmates in the black concentration camps was vastly different from the white camps. Less rations were given, and less maintenance was performed on the camps, leading to starvation and poor living conditions. Even