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Southern and Central Africa

In 1916 the Union of South Africa held gold reserves vital to Britain's financial pre-eminence, while the British South Africa Company held extensive territories. Over this period the economic and strategic importance of the region to Britain was vast.

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Further reading

  • Marks, S., 'Southern Africa' In Brown, J.M. & Louis, W.R., eds., The Oxford History of the British Empire Vol. IV The Twentieth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)
  • Beinart, W., Twentieth-century South Africa (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994)