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Kapkolonie

English translation: Cape Colony

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German term or phrase:Kapkolonie
English translation:Cape Colony
Entered by: Vidmantas Stilius
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16:10 May 31, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: Kapkolonie
Sentence: "Rhodes hatte sein Vermögen mit Diamanten gemacht, 1890 war er Premierminister der Kapkolonie geworden." TIA
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 20:14
Cape Colony
Explanation:
Economy of the Cape Colony,
1868 - 1914
The Cape Colony had a buoyant economy between 1868 and 1882. The discovery of diamonds in Griqualand West helped because it provided the Colony with mineral wealth, as well as creating new inland markets. There was therefore an increase in the White consumer society, together with an expansion of the African market as more Black people made their way to the mines to provide skilled and unskilled labour. The granting of Responsible Government to the Cape in 1872 further boosted confidence in the country. Indeed, the Molteno Administration quickly capitalised on the prosperity generated by the diamond industry to plough the profits into harbour works and railway construction and so further opened the inland markets.

www.sael.org.za/emoney00.htm

I believe Rhodesia was named after a Rhodes, but I'm not sure after the one you mention.
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Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 21:14
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Thanks. And Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) was named after Rhodes.
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Summary of answers provided
naCape Provincexxxseamus
naColony on the Cape of Good HopeElizabeth van der Veen
naCape Colony
Vidmantas Stilius
naCape ColonyErik Macki


  

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7 mins
Cape Colony


Explanation:
Part of what is now South Africa.


    History
Erik Macki
Local time: 11:14
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11 mins
Cape Colony


Explanation:
Economy of the Cape Colony,
1868 - 1914
The Cape Colony had a buoyant economy between 1868 and 1882. The discovery of diamonds in Griqualand West helped because it provided the Colony with mineral wealth, as well as creating new inland markets. There was therefore an increase in the White consumer society, together with an expansion of the African market as more Black people made their way to the mines to provide skilled and unskilled labour. The granting of Responsible Government to the Cape in 1872 further boosted confidence in the country. Indeed, the Molteno Administration quickly capitalised on the prosperity generated by the diamond industry to plough the profits into harbour works and railway construction and so further opened the inland markets.

www.sael.org.za/emoney00.htm

I believe Rhodesia was named after a Rhodes, but I'm not sure after the one you mention.


    My own interest in South African stamps
Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 21:14
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 154
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Thanks. And Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) was named after Rhodes.
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13 mins
Colony on the Cape of Good Hope


Explanation:
Kap= Cape. It seemed to me that they meant a geographical area, combine this with the diamonds......... I ended up in South Africa.

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Elizabeth van der Veen
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15 mins
Cape Province


Explanation:
known as both Cape Colony (probably the original name) and Cape Province. I've seen the latter used more often


    School history and Britannica
xxxseamus
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