The Boer War

The Boer war was a conflict between the British empire and the Boer republic during 1899 through 1902.  Before the conflict began, gold was discovered in Transvaal.  This discovery resulted in a sudden rush of thousands of British miners to the Boer republic.  Due to this influx of British miners, the Boers decided to allow the miners to acquire only second class citizenship, pay higher taxes, and would not be allowed to receive the right to vote.  Unhappy British miners revolted with the British Empire to back them.  Unable to defeat the British Empire, the Boers signed the Treaty of Vereeniging, which made Transvaal a British colony.

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