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Unformatted text preview: When diamonds and gold were found in the Transvaal, there was a great influx of people in the 1870s and 1880s from all over the world, but the greatest number came from the British territories immediately south and east. The Boers disliked and feared this invasion, and there was much ill- feeling between the Boers and the newcomers. The British diamond millionaire, Cecil Rhodes, determined he would see the two Boer republics taken under the British flag as part of his dream of a British African empire stretching from Egypt in the north down to Cape Colony in the south. He and his men organized a series of incidents to provoke British intervention against the two republics, including the famous Jameson Raid, in which Rhode's colleague, Dr. L. S. Jameson, led a volunteer force against Johannesburg to "rescue" oppressed Britons from the Boers. Finally in 1899, war broke force against Johannesburg to "rescue" oppressed Britons from the Boers....
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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