Why did South Africa become a Republic?

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What were Verewoerds aims when he became prime minister
He wanted to hold a whites only referendum on the question of a republic
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What was the result of the 1958 election
It had given the nationalists a secure majority, with 66 percent of parliamentary seats and 55 percent of white voters
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Why did Macmillian come to south africa
He was on a month long tour of africa and visited South Africa. His visit was to confirm Britiains decision to decolnise mpre and celebrate african self government
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What other agenda did Macmillan have when coming to South Africa
He was aware of the cold war and wanted to keep African countries on the side of western democracies
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Why was Macmillians wind of change speechmore effective in South Africa than Ghana
It didnt have as much impact as Ghana was already independent and the media were more attentive to macmillan due to verweords call for a repiblic
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What did Macmillian praise about South Africa
He praised South Africas achievements and the beauty of its countryside. He noted that much of the progress in industry was a result of British investment
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What did Macmillan say about African nationalism and apartheid
He said that african nationalism was natural and South Africans need to accept that. He implied South Africans should give blacks rights and said 'some aspects of your polices'
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When was the refrendum and what was the result
The referendum was held in 1960 and it voted 52% for a republic. It replaced the British pound with the Rand and the Crown was replaced by the state.
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Who was against the move and why
British people were in opposition to a republic as the link between Britian and them was part of their identity. Black opposition parties also rejected the move as it was done without consultation with the majority of south africas population
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What happened in the commonwealth conference in 1961
The conference was held to question south Africas position. Asian and African states were against South Africa remaining in the conference as long as apartheid was government policy.
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Why did South Africa leave the commonwealth
When verweord was whether he would allow diplomatic representation, he said that he didnt want his capital filled with embasises. As a result of this undiplomatic behaviour, Verweord withrew his application
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In what 3 countries was Britian keen to keep pressure on South Africa and became occasional havens for rotues of escape
Swaziland, Lesotho and Botswana
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What resolutions did the UN pass and who acted on it
iIn 1962 the UN passed a resolution banning imports and exports from South Africa but was voluntary. No one acted on it. In 1963 the UN passed a resolution advocating an arms embargo against South Africa and in 1964 Harold Wilson imposed it.
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