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Unformatted text preview: World War I split the country, and there was actually some armed rebellion against the Botha government, which joined in the war against Germany, Austria, and Turkey. Then during the 1930s, the Nationalist party and other Afrikaner elements turned toward Hitler in Germany. They added a hatred of Jews to their hatred of the English-speaking South Africans, the native colored, and the Indian population. Further, they advocated a one-party dictatorship in which the English-speaking population would have some of their rights taken from them, and the Indian, native, and black populations would have almost no legal rights at all. When Germany attacked Poland, and France and Britain then declared war, the question of whether or not South Africa would enter the war on Britain's side was doubtful, but the Smuts government won and Parliament passed a declaration of war by a slim majority.won and Parliament passed a declaration of war by a slim majority....
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course ENG 3550 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09