The Problem of the Possible Transfer of British Protectorates to South African Union in 1910—1939: a View from London and from Pretoria
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The Problem of the Possible Transfer of British Protectorates to South African Union in 1910—1939: a View from London and from Pretoria
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Aleksey Streltsov 
Affiliation: State Academic University for the Humanities
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
The article presents a research of the problem of the possible transfer of three British protectorates — Basutoland, Swaziland and Bechuanaland, as well as managed by the BSAC South Rhodesia to the South African Union from 1910 to 1939. The aim of the study is to surround the discussion on this issue by various figures from both the Great Britain and South Africa. The article shows how the ideology of various political forces and the views of politicians influenced the solution of this problem. The author paid attention to what exactly interested London and Pretoria, as well as the white and black inhabitants of protectorates and dominions. On the basis of a series of sources is shown an exchange of views between British and South African politicians and the motives for their actions. At the end of the article, the author, analyzing the points mentioned, shows the reasons why the transfer of protectorates did not eventually take place.
British Empire, SAC, Protectorate, Rhodesia, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Swaziland
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