Unformatted text preview: While Britain's policy during the Boer War was full of blunders and brutality, its policy after the war was very liberal and conciliatory. Increasing freedom was given to the newly-captured territories, and in 1910, they were united with other British South African territories in the Union of South Africa, with the former Boer general Louis Botha as prime minister. Botha and his deputy, Jan Christian Smuts, also one of the defeated Boer generals, were in favor of healing the wounds of the war and cooperating with the English-speaking population of the new country. A third Boer general, J. B. M. Hertzog, was not so eager to forget the unreconciled Boers, or Afrikaners, as they now preferred to be called. The unreconciled Afrikaners eventually found their political home in the National party of General Hertzog and Daniel Malan, a Dutch Reformed Church clergyman. The liberal-minded Afrikaners and Hertzog and Daniel Malan, a Dutch Reformed Church clergyman....
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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.
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