South Africa AHC

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

  1. PersianImmortal New Member

    Nov 23, 2017
    Lets say we go with a POD of 1815 can we get South Africa to control all of Southern Africa by 1945?
    Basically OTL Union of South Africa plus
    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

    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

    Jan 8, 2015
    Yes but you need Rhodesia to join South Africa and Jan smut to remain in power.