RSHW Englisch - South Africa (history)
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Portugese explorer Bartholomeu Diaz sailed round the Cape Peninsula in 1448 because he was looking for this.
What is a sea route between Europe and the East?
These people colonized South Africa in the 1600s.
Who are the Dutch?
The Dutch colonised South Africa in this century.
What is the 17th century?
When did the Dutch East India Company create a roadhouse (a victualling station) at the Cape of Good Hope?
These people colonized South Africa in the 1800s.
Who are the British?
When did the Cape become a British colony?
The British colonised South Africa in this century.
What is the 18th century?
Diamonds and gold were discovered in South Africa in this decade of the 1800s.
What are the 1850s?
When were diamonds first discovered in South Africa?
These two independent Boer republics were founded by Dutch settlers because they didn't want to stay in the Cape where the British ruled.
What are Orange Free State and Transvaal?
This struggle of power between Britain and the independent Dutch republics (the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic) took place from 1880 to 1881.
What is the (first) Boer War?
This was discovered in Transvaal in 1886.
What is gold?
This leading figure of Indian resistance against racial discrimination lived in South Africa between 1892 and 1914.
Who is Mahatma Gandhi?
When did South Africa gain its independence from Great Britain?
This was formed in 1910.
What is the Union of South Africa?
When did South Africa leave the Commonwealth and become a republic?
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