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Unformatted text preview: ’s leading imperial power and had no trouble
Dutch society in South Africa (just as the British
defeating the Boers in conventional warfare. The
created a British society in America—and they called
Boers, however, refused to surrender and resorted to
themselves “Afrikaaners,” or “Africans” just as
guerrilla warfare. Britain used extraordinarily
descendants of the British called themselves
repressive measures, including concentration camps
for Boer farm families, and they suppressed the
Cape Colony was occupied by Britain in 1795 as
guerrilla movement in 1902.
part of its world-wide war with France, and in 1815
Because they were a white minority in South
Cape Colony was awarded to Britain by the Congress
Africa, however, the British and Afrikaaners (Boers)
of Vienna. Because of its temperate climate and
could not afford to continue as enemies, and the
plentiful natural resources, British settlers began to
British immediately worked to win the support of the
move there and acquire land.
Afrikaaners They allowed the Dutch dialect of
The British settlers did not assimilate into Boer
Afrikaans to have equa...
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