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What does /int/ know about the Boer wars?

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What does /int/ know about the Boer wars?
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>>53431362
That brits killed some niggers. That's about it.
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>>53431362
I think a war happened.
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>>53431362
First concentration camps
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>>53431826
We were fighting Dutch settlers, it was basically our Vietnam except we didn't lose
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Conspiracy to make us look bad.
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>>53431826
So in other words you know nothing about it
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>>53432042
Our Vietnam was this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malay
an_Emergency

Except, naturally, we won
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>>53432191
Bazinga
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>>53431362
All I know about it is it's very boering
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>>53432042
>>53432111
My mistake then. I always wondered what happened to the dutch presence.

>>53432191
Has brits actually ever lost against a colony?
and I mean, actual military defeats
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>>53431362
Pesky pseudo-dutchmen didn't want to play a fair game of war and paid the price when the British army went full America tier and burned down the entire country in response. Forcing the non-dutch into smaller and smaller areas with copious amounts of barbed wire.

Of course this left lots of people homeless so unlike the Germans who would have just killed them all, the army tried to house them in refugee camps. The guerrilla tactics of the Boers hitting the British supply lines coupled with the Victorian logistics being less than great in the first place meant that a lot of people died in those camps, both refugees and guards.

Massive human tragedy, Boers BTFO in the end though.
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>>53431362
there were 2 boer wars. south africa won the first and Britain won the second.

Also the Brits got their shit kicked in from beginning to end.
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>>53431964
not quite.

the claps used them in their war with the Philippines, which was roughly at the same time.

we just done it better.
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>>53432042
You lost the first Boer war, no?
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I think it was a conflict that Boer people fought.
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>>53432285
>Has brits actually ever lost against a colony?
Well we lost against the 13 colonies. Although that was rebel Brits + France + Spain + Netherlands vs Britain. 3 separate theatres (America, Europe, India) at once. Almost impossible to win that kind of war.

We've lost plenty of battles against colonies, such as in Africa. Normally we keep fighting until we win the war.
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>>53432285
yes they lost the first boer war.
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>>53432344
somewhat.

the boers were really bad at pushing forward, so they didn't really gain anything despite the victories.

they got absolutely demolished in round 2 though.
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something about boars 360 noscoping brits in xboxhueg numbers with their superior mauser rifles but brits zerg rush them in to died camps in the end
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>>53431362
Boers did not put themselves so close to the british. They sniped the brits when those pompous monty pythons were using their red coats. Easy targets to the boers.
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>>53432498
Considering the terrain and their small numbers I guess it's to be expected
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>>53432344
Only campaign the Victorian era British Army lost, because the Boers realised that fighting the British in a stand-up fight was stupid and actually used their brains. A few years later the Brits came back and performed the mother of all COIN ops that they were completely unprepared for.
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>>53432498
>they got absolutely demolished in round 2 though.
how so? our kill ratio was 2:1
we fought against britain australia new zealand india and canada.
500 000 empire troops vs 80 000 boers
and it took you 3 years to win the war, the most expensive war uk has fought up to the first world war.
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>>53432042
To elaborate, it was the first war for a long time we came up against an opponent with the combination of
a) reasonably up to date weaponry
b) a solid grasp of modern military strategy
c) strong morale and belief in their cause
and we got our shit slapped for a while. On the plus side, many of the lessons learned were applicable in WWI.
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>>53432577
they knew the terrain really well though - that, and being a smaller partisan force was a massive advantage for them.
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>>53431362
The Boers were a bit stingy and way too independent, Britain tried to bring them into line and failed, came back with the full force of the empire, started winning fairly so the cowardly Boers switched to brutal gurrelia tactics at which point the Empire went full war crimes and concentration camps on them. Had to be done Tbh. You can remove the Dutch from the continent but you can't remove the "continental" from the Dutch.

>>53432546
I laughed
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>>53432705
>muh kay dee

lol
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>>53432705
Fun Fact - the Royal Canadian Dragoons' cap badge has a springbok on it because of their service in South Africa
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Boers knew the terrain and were excellent at guerilla warfare, because of them the British had to partly reform their army.
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>>53432705
>our kill ratio was 2:1
All my Afrikaans and rockspider history books told me so!
>we fought against britain australia new zealand india and canada
And by that you mean a handful of Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis, most of whom were young and inexperienced officer trainees. Don't believe Gunga Din, Indians are more of a liability than an asset in war. (They shit and spread disease just everywhere)
>500 000 empire troops vs 80 000 boers
80,000 Boers with a homefield advantage, local knowledge, and plenty of time to dig into the terrain
>and it took you 3 years to win the war
And despite that it only took 36 months to end a long standing, wealthy, African empire
>the most expensive war uk has fought up to the first world war.
Muh krugerrand shekels
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>>53432792
Luckily this piece of shit drowned when one of our own signaled a u-boat to sink his ship.
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>>53433122
>All my Afrikaans and rockspider history books told me so!
it actually comes from The Boer War
by Thomas Pakenham. A British author. As for the rest...seeing that you are an American it comes as no surprise that you know absolutely nothing.
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Brits dying by the tens of thousands despite using the full "might" of their "empire" to commit mass-murder against a far inferior nation.

Basically 2003: Hitler edition.
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never see Brits banter about it. must be a touchy subject
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>>53433659
FACT: the Dutch drink really small foamy beers due to their shame of being indirectly associated with the losing side of the Boer Wars

Ever since the day of the British victory, Grand Duke Laurens (or whoever was in charge of their swamp back then), proclaimed that beers should be really small AND foamy from that day onwards, forever. And so it was.
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>>53433481
Not American Tbh
Also, Pakenham is an arborist turned pseudo-historian. He's about half anti British, refusing even to carry his titles (though he does except incomes obviously) and spending most of his time in Ireland.
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>>53433659
It's considered rude to banter the dutch, they live such a miserable inconsequential life that it seems cruel to put them down any further.
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>>53433659
if we do talk about it lefty burgers would start screaming about the camps and the scorched-earth policies.

we can't get away with nothin'
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WE WUZ BOERS N SCHIJT
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The Eternal Lars has arrived in the thread. Hide your pint glasses. It's fucking on now, chaps
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>>53432608
>what is the first Anglo-Afghan War
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>>53433918
a little bit of wikipedia is a dangerous thing my fat friend. you are just advertising your ignorance now.
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>>53434082
A decisive moral victory :^)
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>>53434060
>>53433819

UNITED STATES OF CHOLESTEROL AND """"""GREAT""""" PAKISTAIN

AM NOT """""BUVVERED""""" MATES/BUDDIES.
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PIC RELATED
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>canada will never be this british again
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>Boer wars

This literally means Peasant wars

Be proud you won that battle :^)
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>>53432782
Best answer!
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First wide use of trenches in a war.
And first concentration camps.
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>>53435226
it means farmer, you backward belgian freak of nature
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This was never even mentioned in school here
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>>53435854
>concentration camps.
This is a charged term, that doesn't really have much in common with what we would all a concentration camp today by the way.
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>>53435854
Also popularization of the word "commando" in English.
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>>53436131
I know it has changed a lot.
You just collected women and children into fenced off areas and kept them there.
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Where did the zwartjes come into all of this?
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>>53435854
We always learned that the first large scale use of stalemate trench warfare, the type that WWI would become known for, was during the U.S. Civil War.
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tfw the dutch didn't win the boer wars

I would have totally funded them desu
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>>53432285
>Malaya
>Against a colony
It was for an independent Malaya
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>>53436317
We mostly pretend they weren't involved, but that's a bit of a fib. Participated in significant numbers on both sides, but usually in support roles I understand. Were also often interred in camps, generally even more poorly supplied.
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>>53431362
I know that without fail, every Afrikaner I meet must remind me of the 6 million (Heil Hitler) the English put in the camps.

Despite the fact I had a family member born in the camps, but any how, how does that matter?

Despite the fact that you South African cunts turned your back on Rhodesia and the rest of my family, and look what you wrought.

But I don't harp on to every Afrikaner I meet.

In reality, I don't care. I just get annoyed with people reminding me of the camps, yet they forget the failed NP which made kaffirs hate every white person.

We had enough wars, English and Afrikaner with the blacks and each other.

Get over it and hate the coons like Malema and Zuma who are really killing this country
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>>53431362
> "look Stuart! those guys up north who speak with a funny accent have found gold! It would be a pity if some empire came and took it..."
> absolute failure
> "hey Archibald, I've been thinking... what if we put all the unarmed women and children into miserable camps and make them die of starvation and various African diseases to lower those pesky guerrillas' morale?"
> "that sounds enticing, Stuart! let's get to work!"
> one genocide later
> "in the name of Her Majesty Empress of India we take possession of these wretched lands bla bla..."
> "by the way Stuart, we are not telling anyone about this, are we?"
> "absolutely not, Archibald!"
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>>53431362
Brits had guys in their colonies going 'muh freedom' and suddenly remembered what happened in the late 18th century in another of their colonies.
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>>53437227
>get over it
>after an entire post of butthurt retarded shitposting

Afrikaners had nothing to do with the downfall of Rhodesia. Rhodesians never accepted Boers because they saw them as inferior so don't come bitching about it now.
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I like how all these Brits in here try to justify the killing of roughly 30,000 women and children and mock this fact acting all high and uppity and pretentious when you should be fucking ashamed about what your country did back then.

Afrikaners are the bravest and toughest people to have walked this earth and I am so deeply ashamed that my government was so instrumental in ending Apartheid and supporting the ANC. Dirty fucking socialists were the root of this, they caused this whole fucking mess and now they want to do the same here in Europe.

White genocide is real and it's coming to your doorstep any time now.
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Boers go to South Africa to escape religious persecution
Find gold
Eternal Anglo comes, drives them away and steals their shit
Boers move north, fight with the Zulu, create new territories for themselves out of nothing, find gold and diamonds
Eternal Anglo comes again
They resist eternal Anglo
Eternal Anglo puts their women and children into camps and starves them to death because he can't defeat them militarily
Boers give up, Anglo steals their shit again

But they deserve it, Germany supported them and they thanked us by stealing Namibia at first chance in 1914.
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The eternal anglo holocausted a bunch of white South African farmers or something. I'm pretty sure Teddy Roosevelt was there for some reason, too.
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>>53431362
Oh so that is why ppl voted for UK in this (pic)
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>>53441595
Nah, they're just memesters. Britain just has to do a little cleansing before it starts to really improve things in a country.
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>>53432285
They lost Singapore to the gooks at the start of WWII. 85,000 British soldiers surrendered to some 30,000 yellow monkeys.

Rule, Britannia eh.
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>>53441595
Germany should be higher.
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>>53441719
35,000 Brits, 17,000 Australians, 65,000 Indians/Local vounteers
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>>53434429
Good. We'll just avoid their retarded politics while watching the queen at Christmas and Mr. Bean and QI in the evenings.
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>>53431362
I know that what few CanCucks did go to war were grizzled, scary ass motherfuckers and that's the origin of Wolverine's character.
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What a BOERing subject
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>>53448268
>cancucks

Why does this country have so many beta self haters? Is this the price of long periods of peace and prosperity? Jesus. Kill yourself
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>>53448558
Why does this country have so many autists that go right for the literal when "cuck" is a meme used in any and all circumstances here?
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One of the terraces at Anfield is named after one of the places they had a battle in those wars la
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>>53448743
Newfag detected
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>>53448762
Forgot to mention that were gonna win the league la
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>>53448840
Nice damage control, autist. I like my country just fine thanks. I came up with a pun and posted it. I'm sure you'll learn social nuance with enough practice.
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>>53431362
Brits really wanted Dutch settler clay. First concentration camps. There was also some guy that had millions of gold and hid them somewhere and people still look for it to this day.
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>>53436105
>VMBO
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