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Colony. In 1895, Leander Jameson led a military force
the first “white settler state” in Africa. That is,
Europeans didn’t just set up trading posts, or even just into the Transvaal, expecting that the Uitlanders
would rise up to join them. This didn’t happen, and
conquer and rule a territory. Instead, they seized the
Jameson’s Raid was defeated.
land, drove the natives off (or enslaved them), and
When Cape Colony continued to agitate among
created a society modeled on the one they had come
the Uitlanders, the Boers reacted with a counter-attack
from in Europe. In the case of south Africa, Cape
in 1899, when Transvaal and Orange Free State
Colony had originally been founded by the
military forces invaded Cape Colony. The Boers
Portuguese, but it was the Dutch who settled it. The
Dutch (also known as Boers, “farmers” in Dutch) had almost conquered Cape Colony before Great Britain
acquired slaves, taken the best farmland, and created a was able to send reinforcements. But Britain was the
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- Great Zimbabwe