Lecuture 25

Lecuture 25 - South Africa - victory over colonialism -...

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South Africa - victory over colonialism - moving towards multicultural democracy - democratically elected legislature with their new constitution - socially SA has vanquished an authoritarian and racist regime and formed a common nation from its actions - economically they’ve also no emphasised the populous path of redistribution of private property and instead it has engaged in cutting expenditure and delivering impressive increases in jobs, public service facilities etc. - SA has defied the odds o Unanticipated in 1990s - Important to understand the context of dutsch rule - Boer settlers o The Africans settled in the interior o Settled through the Dutch east India company o Then expanded o Farmers - Importance of dutch reform church o Settled there for 100 years - Competition between the dutch and british empires because it was an easy route - 1795- british took over the colony during the Napoleonic wars - Dutch ceded control - The dutch farmers, rather than stay close to the seaboard, they moved inland
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course POLI 211 taught by Professor Sabetti during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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