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society, and there was considerable friction between
allowed the Boers to dictate voting rights in their
the British and the Dutch. The administration was
provinces (the Boers did not allow non-whites to
restructured in accordance with British political
principles. Furthermore, the British abolished slavery vote). The Boers benefitted economically from their
incorporation into the new nation, and they soon
in 1833. This did little to improve the condition of
dominated it politically. In fact, when Britain allowed
black Africans, since the freed slaves were not given
the Union of South Africa to become independent in
land and were therefore economically dependent on
1910, the first Prime Minister was Louis Botha, the
plantation owners who continued to exploit them.
Nevertheless, freeing the slaves angered the Boers, leading Boer general in the war.
and they decided to leave. In the “Great Trek”
between 1835 and 1843, about 12,000 Boors migrated
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