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Throughout history imperialism has ravaged the under-dog the smaller easily supressed territories The greater more dominant nation would use and exploit the people and land for their own usewithout concern for the devastation it is causing to the land and society of these territories Themodern history of the Australian Aboriginals and the African natives in South Africa arecomplementing examples of Europeon imperialism and its implications Racism and feelings ofwhite superiority were the main factors pushing both Aparthied and Segregation policies They arenot only similar in their cause and inception but in their execution and in the inevitable detriment of Discrimination against nonwhites was inherent in South African society from the earliest days Since the British settled in South Africa in 1795 there has been social economic and politicalexclusion being ruled by whites despite the fact that whites held about 10 of the populationSegregation and inequality between whites and other races had existed as a matter of custom andpractice but after 1948 these practices were made into firm-standing laws These new laws markedthe start of apartheid as the countrys official policy as well as the start of the National Partys reignof power The National Party stressed white supremacy and promoted separated development This separated development entitled that the races be segregated moving nonwhites out of urbanareas into the outskirts of city into so-called home lands or bantustans with people of their ownrace This policy of seperate development can be compared to the policy of segregation which wasinacted upon Aboriginals in Australia Under this policy Aboriginals were moved from theirtraditional homelands and moved onto government owned reserves Aborignials and South Africans living in their segregated environments had few civil rights InSouth Africa the National Party implemented more laws that determined what jobs nonwhitescould get what type of education they could receive who they could come into contact with thefacilities they could use what race they could marry and the positions they could hold in politicsnone The
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