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Seven Votes
Seven Votes

Richard Steyn recounts in his book 'Seven Votes' that if seven more MPs had voted with Prime Minister JBM Hertzog in favour of neutrality, South Africa’s history would have been quite different.  Parliament's decision in 1939 to take part in World War 2 led to unforeseen consequences of giving rise to nationalism, both Afrikaner and African, that went on to transform the country in the second half of the 20th century. Here is an extract from the book: 

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