What were the effects of the Great trek on Boers and British

What were the effects of the Great trek on Boers and British

The Great trek marked the beginning of Europeans settlement and occupation in the interior of South Africa as the whites.




The Great trek increased the hatred between the Boers and the British especially over the control of the interior of South Africa.

The great trek led to the Anglo-Boers wars which were fought between the Boers and the British in South Africa for example the First and Second Anglo-Boer Wars.

The Great trek led to increased British imperialism, which led to the annexation of the Natal 1843, Orange River sovereignty of 1852 and Transvaal in 1877.




The Great trek led to the discovery of minerals in the interior of South Africa like Diamond in 1867 at Kimberle y and Gold in 1886 at Witwatersrand by the whites in the Boers republics.

The Great trek led to increased Boers nationalism i.e. 16th December 1838 was considered a memorable day for the Boers.

The British legal policies exported into the interior of South Africa, which improved on the positions of Africans




The Boers established commercialized farming in the interior of South Africa and this boasted agricultural production and income of the Boers.

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