"Boer and Brit -ish" . Maritz Rebellión (1914-1915). An almost Civil War in the Great War Cover Image

„Búr és Brit-is(h)”. A Maritz lázadás (1914‒1915). Egy majdnem polgárháború a Nagy Háborúban
"Boer and Brit -ish" . Maritz Rebellión (1914-1915). An almost Civil War in the Great War

Author(s): Gábor Szabó-Zsoldos
Subject(s): Ethnohistory, Military history, Political history, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: Afrikaner nationalists; Austria-Hungary; Boer; Boer War; Cristiaan de Wet; Jan Christiaan Smuts; Koos de la Rey; Louis Botha; Maritz Rebellion; South Africa;
Summary/Abstract: South Africa ten years after the Boer War was still a divided country. The end of the war and the establishment of the Union in 1910 emerged barriers between the political and military elite of the Afrikaners. Mainly this polarisation (ruling party – Afrikaner nationalists) and the social tension culminated in northern part of the former Orange Free State and west Transvaal led to the Maritz Rebellion. Although the governmental troops led by Prime Minister Louis Botha defeated easily the rebels, the political consequences of the Rebellion meant more difficulties for the ruling party than the fight. Present study deals with different aspects of the Maritz Rebellion as well as the way how the contemporary Hungarian public opinion interpreted that conflict.

  • Page Range: 655-669
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Hungarian