The article chronicles the 1899 Boer War and the colonization of Southern Africa. The Second Boer War took place between 1899 and 1902 in the South African Republic. It began as a conflict between Dutch and British settlers over resources and political control in the region. The Dutch Boers wanted an autonomous region, independent of the newly-arrived British. The Boer War that took place at the turn of the century ended in defeat for the Dutch population of southern Africa. The first Dutch colony was founded on the Cape of Good Hope in the seventeenth century. As British influence grew in the Cape Colony, many Boers settled in adjacent areas and tension mounted between the two groups. Although the British government agreed to political autonomy for the Boers, in 1877 they reversed this decision, leading to the Boers' rebellion three years later, in the First Boer War.
Zaloguj się, aby uzyskać dostęp do pełnego tekstu.