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Answered 2014-02-16 10:43:19

The Boer's continued incursion into the traditional lands of the native tribal areas created a potential risk of uprisals by various African tribal units with the Zulu nation as a particular and traditional risk. The Boers considered their northern advance into Africa in much the same way as the Americans considered its Western expansion as a part of "Manifest Destiny". Nations involved with thoughts and dreams of expansion, Empire, Freedom , or Manifest Destiny are conflicted between simple concepts like "Human Rights", "Individual Rights", "human dignity" and "independence ". Boers and Huguenots and Zulus and the "Empire" were not "always" in conflict, simply or just only in conflict.

Now this was the propaganda that was spread by the British. The real truth are, the Boers wanted freedom from the British colonizers, therefore they moved north. At that time South Africa was vast open land with no inhabitants at all, there was one Zulu nomad village in Natal on the east coast, called Dingaan stad, where one of the Boer leaders Piet Retief went to negotiate with Dingaan the Zulu king to buy the northern part of Natal, that was open land from him, Dingaan agreed and sign a treaty with Retief. Direct after that Dingaan murdered Retief and his companions. The treaty was later found in a leather bag on Retief's body on a hill where Dingaan left Retief and companions, body's for the vultures.

After establishment of the two Boer Republics, gold and diamonds was discovered in Transvaal and that was the motivation for the British to occupy the Boer Republics. Resulting in the first defeat for the British Empire ever, in the first Anglo Boer War, where a hand full of Boer civil soldiers, won the war against the mighty British Empire. This was a humiliation for Queen Victoria that she could not except. In 1899 the British tried again to occupy the Boer Republics and again the Boers declared war, a war that lasted for three years. If it was not for the British savage concentration camps where 2400 Boer children and 3000 Boer woman were killed in the most savage ways, like fine pieces of glass in their food, the outcome of the war would be in favor of the Boers.

Note: This was also the end of the British Empire.

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