Boer War

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When was the Second Boer War fought?
1899 - 1902
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Who was the war between?
The British Empire, the Boers living in a part of South Africa named The Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
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Why did it start?
Britain rejected Transvaal ultimatum (Ultimatum: all disputes between the two states be settled by arbitration; British Troops on the borders be withdrawn and troops bound for South Africa by ship should not disembark). Britain wanted gold.
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What was the result?
British victory and annexation of both republics by the British Empire.
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Who was in power in Britain?
Coalition of Conservative and Liberal Unionist. Salisbury was Prime Minister.
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What was the impact on the British Government?
Public support of war dropped dramatically when they found out about inhumane methods (concentration camps, slash & burn)
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Who was Emily Hobbhouse? What did she do?
Went over to South Africa, saw what was happening with Transvaal people and reported news back to British public.
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What were the effects?
International condemnation of Great Britain, exposure of limitations of Great Britain's military organisation, use of ruthless tactics, political divisions in Great Britain.
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