The Boers had founded two independent South African republics the Orange Free State and the South African Republic and had a long history of distrust and dislike for the British that surrounded them. After gold was discovered in the South African Republic in , the British wanted the area under their control. In , the conflict between the British and the Boers burgeoned into a full-fledged war that was fought in three stages: a Boer offensive against British command posts and railway lines, a British counteroffensive that brought the two republics under British control, and a Boer guerrilla resistance movement that prompted a widespread scorched-earth campaign by the British and the internment and deaths of thousands of Boer civilians in British concentration camps. The first phase of the war gave the Boers the upper hand over British forces, but the latter two phases eventually brought victory to the British and placed the previously independent Boer territories firmly under British dominion -- leading, eventually, to the complete unification of South Africa as a British colony in This staging post attracted settlers from Europe for whom life on the continent had become unbearable due to economic difficulties and religious oppression.
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