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Old 10-23-2022, 04:10 PM
 
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Thought Canadians might have some opinions on this.

A poster in another forum has made the claim that Canada, among others, had closer ties to Apartheid-era
South Africa than the UK had.

I remember the Regan-Thatcher years and multiple UN Security Council vetoes by the US and UK of economic sanctions against South Africa. The claim strikes me as revisionism, Britain being the largest investor in and trading partner of S.A. at the time.

Here's the post:

https://www.city-data.com/forum/64322919-post4.html

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So in conclusion, no Britain did not have that close a relationship with South Africa when compared to many other Commonwealth countries and more especially dominions such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
UPI report of UNSC veto by US + UK 06/23/1986

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1986/06...8848519883200/
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