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In the initial union of South Africa, did Bechuanaland (Botswana *here*) and Rhodesia hold a higher status than the Transvaal and the other bits of South Africa *here*, or was Rhodesia on the same level as Bechuanaland and only appears more distinct due to the take-over by Chinese East Africa? What is the situation with the capitals?Theophilus88 20:10, 11 March 2006 (PST)

The CEA invasion / occupation of bits of Rhodesia was a XX century affair and so has no bearing on the early history. I suspect Rhodesia was always separate or at least never became part of the early union. I would suspect also that the Transvaal and if there was an Orange Freestate, they would have been of a little lower status initially than the Cape Colony.
In other words, there would be four top-level divisions: South Africa, Rhodesia, Lesotho, and SWA, while at least South Africa and Rhodesia mirrored this structure internally. A contrast of federation versus province?Theophilus88 14:46, 12 March 2006 (PST)
Cape Town could be the capital of South Africa, I don't know. Durban might be a possibility. Rhodesia's capital is probably Beira. Walvis Bay would be Southwest Africa's capital, if not Windhook. Elemtilas 12:33, 12 March 2006 (PST)
As for Durban, in IB Zululand was a separate colony I believe, so it couldn't the capital of South Africa. Abdul-aziz 13:41, 12 March 2006 (PST)
I don't think it was a separate colony (it was probably part of Cape Colony). It is not part of the Union, however. Is Durban ├Čn Zululand or at / near the border? If it's in Zululand, then I guess it's out for capital of SA! Elemtilas 16:47, 12 March 2006 (PST)


We know there is no apartheid in IB's South Africa, but what is the attitude towards the Chinese?Theophilus88 14:46, 12 March 2006 (PST)

Probably just another load of foreigners. South Africa is made up of probably even more groups of people than the NAL. The latter has got mostly Natives and Europeans. SA has got Natives (itself composed of several quite different peoples), Europeans, Indians / Iranians and Chinese. I suspect that there may also be Madagascrasians as well. I would hazard the guess that the Chinese reputation might be tarnished on account of the actions of CEA in the region. Elemtilas 16:47, 12 March 2006 (PST)


Reason for scottish flag??? --Quentin 10:29, 2 April 2006 (PDT)


Below some sugestions for historical south african flags.

I don't know if the colonies kept their flags after being grouped in the United Colonies of Southern Africa. Perhaps their flags survive until our days, now as provincial ones.--Pedromoderno 17:17, 14 May 2012 (PDT)

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