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This AAR follows an alternate path of South Africa. The British never took the Cape Colony from the Dutch, and in 1836 the small nation has declared independence from its rulers in the Netherlands.

I am running Victoria 2 AHD with the APD mod. Also, I have KanyeWest's titles for governments mod running. My own personal modifications are to the national flags of South Africa, the government titles of South Africa, and deletion of most of the British pops (replaced with Boers).

There will be no cheating aside from the initial modification.

1836-1850

Chapter 1: Die Republiek
Chapter 2: Liberal Rising
Chapter 3: Liberale Is Nie Lekker
Chapter 4: Watever Man
Chapter 5: Ons Sal Staan
Chapter 6: Portugal is 'n D**s
Chapter 7: Sommige Vervelig Kak

1850-57

Chapter 8: Dans Dans Dans
Chapter 9: Koloniale Uitbreiding en Katbrooding
Chapter 10: Kleine Kleine Oorlog
Chapter 11: Hoe Gaan Dit... Portugal?
 
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Suid Afrika, 1836

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As the Dutch garrison had been withdrawn, the first formal Suid Afrikan army was trained. It was first led by General Joubert Pretorius, who was of Huguenot origin.
Many Boers were enthusiastic about joining these new divisions, but only the best were selected. Since rapid expansion into savage territory was a priority for the new Republiek, the improvement of supply systems was set as a task for the intelligentsia of the Cape.

Meanwhile, a new opportunity came in the form of Suid Afrika's first stock trading company.

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The news was enthusiastically reported to the Wetgewende Vergadering (Legislative Assembly) - Boers were having more and more children!

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The new Weermag (Army) had marched through the bush for many days, and were now assembled just before the border of the wild lands controlled by the savage Xhosa.

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The declaration of war was given to the tribal chiefs, who did not take it very well. The brave diplomats ran for their lives!

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The threat of the wild tribes just outside Suid Afrikan borders was deemed so grave, that only complete power held by the President could protect the new nation.

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The army advanced further into the bush.

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The Xhosa's mounted warriors repeatedly outmanuvered the Boer infantry.

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But they were finally caught.

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Utterly defeated, but defiant till the end, the Xhosa dropped their spears.

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Meanwhile, the first problems develop with the new government's ordinances against public meetings.

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Die Republiek Van Suid Afrika was destined to be a world power. All knew this in their hearts.
 

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I see it, and if you can please post ur ribbion, idk what its called but yeah.
 

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will democratic ideals ever return to the grapest republiek of all?
 

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Liberal Rising

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Suid Afrika built her first factory in the Cape.

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The first warship of the Suid Afrikan Marinewese is ordered. Labourers toil in the hot sun of the Cape harbour!

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How dare they? The valiant Polisie rush in with heavy truncheons!

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Encouraged by the new government's heavy handed policies, some disaffected Boers left the Cape to establish a new democracy - Natalia. When the President found they had handed themselves to the British, he was infuriated. But cooler heads prevailed and war with Britain was avoided.

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The decision is made to exhibit Afrikaner culture to the world, even if Afrikaners were not sure yet just what Afrikaner culture was.

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How dare the heathens of Lesotho take our brave citizens hostage!

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Nevertheless, war with Lesotho was not a pleasing thought, at least at the moment.

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Liberals were getting bolder and bolder, even brandishing weapons openly. The lightly armed Polisie could do nothing but watch, and the Army was spread too thin.

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August 1841: Disaster strikes!

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The President and his cabinet left Cape Town early in the morning, and boarded a ship to the Netherlands. Little was left between them and the gallows.

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January 1842: Rebels led by Hendrik De Wet storm the capitol.

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The Dictatorship is no more.
 

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Should be interesting! So had you intended the overthrow of the dictatorship, or was that unexpected?

Rensslaer
 

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@rensslaer Thanks for reading! The creation of the dictatorship was entirely random, but the pops really hated the no public assembly law. I don't think South Africans like anyone telling them they can't have a braai! So about the moment my militancy hit 3.00 a big stack of rebels spawned in the eastern cape and overwhelmed my regulars.

APD makes rebels really, really tough.
 

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Liberale Is Nie Lekker



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The Nieuwe Vergadering in Cape Town

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Tragedy strikes! The prestige of Suid Afrika in the face of the world decreases significantly because of the liberal uprising.

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Thankfully, the new Prime Minister of the small nation is a visionary leader, who inspires courage in the people.

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The election campaign is a close one, but the results soon become clear.

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The Liberal Afrikaner Bond declares a massive victory.

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The Xhosa were getting uppity. Many likened it to a "Kultuuroorlog".

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Cholera strikes! Many provinces in the Eastern Cape are quarantined.

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The new liberal leaders got a little boered (see what I did there :laugh:) and declared war on the weakened Zulu nation.

The clouds of war gathered!
 

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@thekonkoe Thanks! Glad to see more readers. As a sidenote, I can't imagine playing Vicky before having APD...

Next update very soon!
 

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Watever Man

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Oops. Lesotho honored her alliance with the Zulu.

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The new President was like "Watever man". He ordered the mobilization of all the Kommandos, which were citizen-soldier units. Hopefully their superior firepower would best the native armies.

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Meanwhile, the nascent South African Navy blockaded the Natal Coast.

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The first engagement began, and the Lesothan numbers thinned.

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Reports came in, and it was clear that South Africa had won a resounding victory, some claiming a 10 to 1 ratio of Boers to tribal warriors killed.

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The routing natives were pursued into the mountains...

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...and soundly defeated.

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Two more victories and the natives were crushed.

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Occupation began, and little resistance was offered.

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Victory! Cape Town decided to add the annexation of Lesotho to their demands for peace.
 

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Awesome new AAR! There needs to be more APD AARs, and I always have a soft spot for the Dutch. For curiosity's sake and for colonization later, how many Boer pops do you have since you converted all the Brits?
 

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@thoctar
Thanks for reading, it's really appreciated!

At the current point, Boer pops comprise about 24% of the nation, out of 880,000 total pops, and 220,000 adult males. In total there are close to 54,000 Boers, so I only have one focus point to use.

Once Lesotho, Zulu, and Swazi are annexed, there will most likely be far fewer Boers in proportion to the total population.
 

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Very cool AAR! A question: is there any way to attract immigration to your republic, or, alternatively, to trigger some assimilation?
 

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@germanpeon Thanks for reading! Before when I have played South Africa, there has always been massive immigration (500 to 1000 pops a month), but only under very liberal govts. I'm hoping my brief stint with a Presidential Dictatorship hasn't damaged my immigration potential forever.

@dodedo Good question! Since they are a British satellite, I'm going to wait until I have GP status, and then I shall use all the influence I gain with them to reduce the brits to hostile... then I will declare war and hope for the best. By then I will probably have some good allies, I'm interested in Prussia being my friend...
 

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Ons Sal Staan




Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Uit die diepte van ons see,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes
Waar die kranse antwoord gee.
Deur ons vêr verlate vlaktes
Met die kreun van ossewa.
Ruis die stem van ons geliefde,
Van ons land Suid-Afrika.
Ons sal antwoord op jou roepstem,
Ons sal offer wat jy vra:
Ons sal lewe, ons sal sterwe,
Ons vir jou, Suid-Afrika.



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To provide a springboard for the invasion of Zululand, war was declared on Swazi.

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No resistance was offered.

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The generals had made a prudent move by invading Swazi, since the Zulu armies would have mauled any army suffering the attrition of the unsettled bush.

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Swazi is brought to its knees.

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Now, the real battle begins.

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The Boer soldiers do very well, inflicting massive casualties with their breechloaders.

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Separate peace is made with Lesotho...

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...and then Zulu falls.

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Die Nieuwe Suid Afrika, expanded edition