Boer Settlers In South Africa

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The 1900s was the time when many superior countries wanted to command throughout the world. To some it did not matter who or what was on their way as long as they got what they wanted. In the imperial system power is fought for, underdeveloped countries are a target and what is promised is not always their true intentions.
Boer Settlers in South Africa Boer settlers have been in South Africa since the 17th century, but did not introduce “British Assumption and Law”until the 1800’s. (R5-Roberts-WhiteMansWorld, p. 107). However, over time Boer settlers started to have problems with the British “and their ways in consequence,” resulting in Boer’s transition to a new identity. (R5-Roberts-WhiteMansWorld, p. 107). The new identity
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The British burned down farms that were mostly populated by Boer settlers in South Africa, in order to have an advantage in the war. In the contrary, even though the United States and the Philippines went to war with each other, the United States still tried to help the Natives by selling land to farm-less farmers at a very low cost, making it easy for the natives to have ownership of the land once owned by Spanish Empire . Having access to farms created agriculture stability. Being the reason why the imperial countries did what they did. Having land is key for growing crops for trade value and without it reliance on imports increases and exports are limited to non-agriculture…show more content…
A chance to have their own identity and not always be influence by the superiors, but that was not the case, they became blindsided by the promises they wanted to hear. However Britain and the United States were not always horrible. The United States introduce education to the Philippines and help with their trade by offering land for their agriculture developments, and later on compromise on a freedom agreement. In spite of having a more complicated relationship with Britain, Boer settlers were driven by it and developed as a whole resulting in rapid industrialization. These three photographs illustrates just that. Their journey and drive for a new identity, an opportunity that was not taken for

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