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South Africa

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Transcript of South Africa

South Africa
European Advantages:

Europe had many factors that gave them the upper hand while immortalizing South Africa. Some of those are, Great Britain had a very strong government. They also got the latest technologies, like steamboats.
Europe also had a good strength with numbers. (Military, Government, ext.)
A major religion that was brought to South Africa by Great Britain was Christianity.

What did Britain gain from South Africa?
1. They gained more land from mining industry's. They also created a major trade route.
A few Laws During The Time Of Apartheid
1. Prohibition of the mixed marriages act in 1949.
When the British Came:
Great Britain imperialized South Africa in the early 1900's due to the end of the Boers war. Because of the Boers surrendering it not only ended the 2nd Boer war, but it also let South Africa be apart of the British Empire.
Is there anything that South Africa could have done to avoid imperialism?
Since South Africa already had huge industrial resources, they should have known that other countries might try to take that away from them. So they could have with-held and protected their trading and exports since they had the resources.
If these factors didn't exist, Great Britain wouldn't have the power nor the resources to imperialize another county. Also, Great Britain's relationship with France would grow weaker.
In 1902:

Toward the end of the Boers war, the Boers surrendered.
Thus leaving them to end the second Boer War.
South Africa Combined colonies of Cape and Natal.
Between 1910-1936

1910: Segregation began to occur throughout South Africa
In 1944:
In 1944, was when President Mandel abolished Apartheid.
South Africa's Timeline:
By The war ending, Great Britain took notice and soon took over South Africa. Leaving South Africa imperialized by the British Empire.
In 1910

Closer to 1948, was the beginning of Apartheid.
2. Bantu Building work act in 1950.
(Preventing African's to be in certain places.)
3. Prevention of illegal squatting act in 1951.
(Gave the minister the power to remove blacks from public/privately owned land.
4. Bantu education act in 1953.
(To prevent African's from receiving an education.)
A new South Africa act takes away political rights on Africans in 3 of the country's 4 states.
Over 75,00 Africans go on a strike in support of higher wages. Ending with 1000 workers either injured or dead.
2.Throughout the world, 17% of the total trade came from South Africa.
3. Is Imperialism justifiable? What's your opinion?
I believe that imperialism is more beneficial for the country that is being imperialized. Because it persuades countries to better themselves with updated technology, better use of communication, larger land, better resources, ext .
Before Christianity, the did Catholic practices. But there was a lot of different practices that different tribes did.Then when people got more comfortable with Christianity almost all the tribes switched regions or added on to their beliefs.
Imperialist spread their religious methods by small gatherings and through the different tribes.
Benefits for South Africa:
Expectation 1: Two economic/political benefits of imperialism in South Africa.
When Great Britain came into South Africa, they brought new technology and transportation such as, roads, communities and schools, and hospitals ( along with new medical practices. )
After giving South Africa these benefits, they started to feel more wealthy as a whole country.
Expectation 2: Provide evidence for each benefit showing how imperialism made each benefit a reality.
By building a new transportation system such as railroads and roads, it increased the countries population by 62%. And by adding hospitals,it decreased the amounts of deaths, and injuries throughout the country. It also helped them to discover new medicines.
Expectation 3: Is imperialism justifiable?
Overall it benefited the Britain's more in the end. But by experiencing all these new features and benefits, it got South Africa back on its feet once they became independent.
1920's: Blacks are fired from jobs which are soon given to whites.
By 1936: Fewer than 30% of African's received an education. While whites earned over 5 times as much as African's.
PROS AND CONS OF imperialism.
Expectation 1&2:
If I was a ruler of a small 3rd world country in the early 1800's, I wouldn't mind if a country from Europe, such as Great Britain, imperialized my country. I would actually be quite great full. By having a country imperialize us would give us so much more knowledge about the world and other countries that we wouldn't know much about. We could set up a new trading and marketing system which let other countries notice us to trade goods with. Also by having someone imperialize us, we will gain things such as roads. And other types of transportation like railroads, steamboats, telegraph, ext. It would also benefit our knowledge by expanding our languages, education system, medical references such as hospitals. Although there are a few negative impacts imperialism will make to our country such as they could change our government and could set up new rules and laws.
Cited Sources.
"South African History Online." South African History Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2013.
"Boer War Begins in South Africa." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2013.
"South Africa Government Online Homepage." South Africa Government Online Homepage. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2013.
"The Colonial Question: Imperialism In South Africa." Fight: (September, 1937). N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2013.
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