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Daemon
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Second Boer War Erupts in South Africa (1899)

The Boer Wars were fought between the British Empire and Dutch settlers in South Africa, called Boers. The Second Boer War was sparked by the discovery of gold in the Transvaal, a region annexed to Britain but controlled by anti-British statesman Paul Kruger. Tensions rose as the Boer government began limiting the rights of British settlers moving into the region. It has been argued that what method of control now commonly associated with the Nazis was first employed by the British in this war? More...
TB Turtle
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Gold and Diamonds. Shiny objects just make some people crazy. The poor locals probably had no idea of the hell coming their way.
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Posted: Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:42:38 AM

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TB Turtle wrote:
Gold and Diamonds. Shiny objects just make some people crazy. The poor locals probably had no idea of the hell coming their way.

I agree Turtle! The 'supposed' concern about the Boer's poor treatment of the black population doesn't ring true. Especially when you read about the concentration camps the British set up for the CIVILIAN Boer population, mostly women & children. Truly shocking!

'The Breaker', Harry Morant, is a controversial figure in Australia still. War criminal or patsy? His last words are famous: "Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!".
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Posted: Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:59:38 AM

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Excellent read, and as always, thanks for the insight.
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colonization was enslaving an nation
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I BET DIAMONDS WERE AT THE ROOT OF ALL THIS.
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Striker, it was the two Colonists powers fighting probably over the riches and naval suitability.
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