South African Wars (1879–1915)
Ethnic, political and social tensions among European colonial powers, indigenous Africans, and English and Dutch settlers led to open conflict in a series of wars and revolts between 1879 and 1915 that would have lasting repercussions on the entire region of southern Africa. Pursuit of commercial empire as well as individual aspirations, especially after the discovery of gold (1886) and diamonds (1867), were key factors driving these developments.
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... Throughout the period of the SouthAfrican Wars people on both sides of the conflict achieved notability ... of these people were in favour of the British colonising SouthAfrica and making it a British territory, while others fought against the British in an attempt to slow down and stop ... The Boers won the warin 1883 and Kruger became state president ...
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