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Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa

Summary: Aparteid was formally introduced into South Africa in 1948 and maintained a segregated society until its fall in 1994 due largely to the efforts of Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, South Africa was entirely colonized by European super powers due to the fact that South Africa had an abundant supply of natural resources including land for farming, and mineral resources such as mines. These mines are the center of production of diamonds, gold and platinum. These powers saw South Africa as an opportunity for themselves because it made a suitable port to supply ships on their way to India. Once these Europeans, known as Afrikaners, settled in South Africa, they drove many South Africans out of their homes and imposed the rule of Apartheid, creating a separation in society between the Afrikaners and South Africans.

Apartheid is the policy of racial segregation of blacks and whites. Apartheid was created in 1948 by the South African National Party. In Afrikaans, it stands for apartness. Along with separating the whites from the non whites...

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