Impressions of South Africa

Impressions of South Africa

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"[...]supported by an appeal to the preamble of 1881. The term, however, though useless to Britain, was galling to the Transvaal, which suspected that it would be made a pretext for infringements upon their independence in internal affairs; and these suspicions were confirmed by the talk of the Uitlander spokesmen in Johannesburg, who were in the habit of appealing to Britain as the Suzerain Power. It has played a most unfortunate part in the whole controversy. Suzerainty, which is a purely legal, though somewhat vague, conception, has in many minds become confused with the practical supremacy, or rather predominance, of Britain in South Africa, which is a totally different matter. That predominance rests on the fact that Britain commands the resources of a great empire, [...]."
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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.07mm | 598.74g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507676522
  • 9781507676523

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