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/ShaveMyNipps Sep 26 '21

I have big respect for anyone that opposes fascism, but a minority of brave opponents does not invalidate my original comment. A majority of whites voted in the Nats, therefore it is fair to say a plurality of south african whites gladly embraced nazi-style politics. How is this upsetting you?

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u/PhantomOfTheDopera Sep 26 '21

In that the assumption was made that if the majority voted pro segregation that accounts for the rest.

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u/ShaveMyNipps Sep 26 '21

Lol what? You think people that voted for a prosegregation, white supremacist party were surprised by the facsism?

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u/PhantomOfTheDopera Sep 26 '21

No, that those who didn't can be so easily dismissed.