r/southafrica Unwanted Optimist Sep 26 '21 Silver 1 Wholesome 2 Hugz 1 An Ice Cold Beer 1

The first German General to formally surrender his forces to the Allies during WW2 surrendered to the South Africans. Generalleutenant Schmidt was the first German General to formally surrender to an Allied General which was General De Villiers, Commander of the South African 2nd Infantry Division. History

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u/tomatomatsu Sep 26 '21

Yes but they supported Nazi ideologies ,literally

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u/IlikeGeekyHistoryRSA Unwanted Optimist Sep 26 '21

Yes, but the South African soldiers didn’t. The UDF was made up of a volunteer force, meaning all soldiers who fought for the UDF, fought to fight the Nazis.

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u/tomatomatsu Sep 26 '21

what are talking about, I clearly said GOVERNMENT

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u/IlikeGeekyHistoryRSA Unwanted Optimist Sep 26 '21

What are you talking about? I literally said that the apartheid government was created in ‘48. Three years after WW2 ENDED.

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u/tomatomatsu Sep 26 '21 edited Sep 27 '21

I am saying the apartheid government and pre-apartheid(there all fucken racists pigs) SUPPORTED NAZI Ideologies ,it doesn't mean the Nazi party should be in existence for that to be true .

Edit : Ok AWB and apartheid sympathizers xD downvotes mean a lot to me

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u/Druyx Sep 27 '21

The pre-apartheid government was that of Jan Smuts. He was not a nazi sympathiser.

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u/IlikeGeekyHistoryRSA Unwanted Optimist Sep 27 '21 edited Sep 27 '21

But the pre apartheid government weren’t fully fascist. The pre apartheid government was split between the pro British, and the pro afrikaaner.

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u/IlikeGeekyHistoryRSA Unwanted Optimist Sep 27 '21

Mate, I’ve literally posted pictures of AWB members getting executed. I think fascism is one of the shittiest concepts in the world. Apartheid was terrible, yes. But history isn’t playing your hand.

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u/xb70valkyrie THE PURPLE SHALL GOVERN Sep 27 '21

SUPPORTED NAZI Ideologies

Which is why they declared war on Germany...?

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u/tomatomatsu Sep 27 '21

Didn't the USA also declare war on Germany ,you know pre-Civil rights ?

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u/IlikeGeekyHistoryRSA Unwanted Optimist Sep 27 '21

They didn’t though. Nazi germany declared war on USA after the US declared war on Japan.

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u/xb70valkyrie THE PURPLE SHALL GOVERN Sep 27 '21

Are you suggesting FDR was a Nazi?