South Africa AHC

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by PersianImmortal, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. PersianImmortal New Member

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    Lets say we go with a POD of 1815 can we get South Africa to control all of Southern Africa by 1945?
    https://i.imgur.com/4yASv5R.gif
    Basically OTL Union of South Africa plus
    Zimbabwe/Rhodesia
    Botswana
    Lesotho and Swaziland
    Mozambique south of the Zambezi


    Bonuses if:
    Namibia has more Germans than otl
    If this South Africa still goes Apartheid

    To give a few ideas, Rhodesia had a referendum in 1922 and joining South Africa was an option
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1922_Southern_Rhodesian_government_referendum

    You occasionally hear about Anglo-German plans pre WW1 to divvy up the Portuguese empire could this have resulted in Mozambique south of the Zambezi ending up in South Africa?

    Also: What would a South Africa of this size look like how would it's economy, military, society and politics be different? What would race relations be like?
     
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  2. Noscoper Well-Known Member

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    Yes but you need Rhodesia to join South Africa and Jan smut to remain in power.