South African Aparthied

Throughout history imperialism has ravaged the under-dog, the smaller easily supressed territories. The greater more dominant nation would use and exploit the people and land for their own use, without concern for the devastation it is causing to the land, and society of these territories. The modern history of the Australian Aboriginals and the African natives in South Africa are complementing examples of Europeon imperialism and its implications. Racism and feelings of white superiority were the main factors pushing both Aparthied and Segregation policies. They are not only similar in their cause and inception, but in their execution and in the inevitable detriment of the supressed nonwhite races. Discrimination against nonwhites was inherent in South African society from the earliest days. Since the British settled in South Africa in 1795 there has been social, economic, and political exclusion, being ruled by whites despite the fact that whites held about 10% of the population. Segregation and inequality between whites and other races had existed as a matter of custom and practice, but after 1948 these practices were made into firm-standing laws. These new laws marked the start of apartheid as the countrys official policy as well as the start of the National Partys reign of power. The National Party stressed white supremacy and promoted separated development. . This separated development entitled that the races be segregated, moving nonwhites out of urban areas into the outskirts of city into so-called home lands or bantustans with people of their own race. This policy of seperate development can be compared to the policy of segregation which was inacted upon Aboriginals in Australia. Under this policy Aboriginals were moved from their traditional homelands and moved onto government owned reserves. Aborignials and South Africans living in their segregated environments had few civil …

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