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    The National Party in South Africa - the party of apartheid - was originally all about capturing the largesse of the state for the exclusive use of Afrikaners, and Afrikaners alone. Patronage and spoils - nothing more evil, nothing more glorious - and plenty evil and banal enough.

    Making apartheid about race was incidentally a way to get buy-in from the English residents who ultimately voted more purely NP than the Afrikaners.

    I always found that statistic mighty interesting.

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