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J. B. M. Hertzog

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J. B. M. Hertzog James Barry Munnik Hertzog (1866-1942) was a South African politician, prime minister (1924-1939), founder of the Nationalist Party in 1913 (the United South African National Party from 1933). He opposed South Africa's entry into both world wars.

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Hertzog was born in Cape Colony, of Boer descent. In 1914 he opposed South African participation in World War I.

After the 1924 elections Hertzog became prime minister, and in 1933 the Nationalist Party and Gen Smuts's South African Party were merged as the United South African National Party.

In September 1939 his motion against participation in World War II was rejected, and he resigned.

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J. B. M. Hertzog was a South African general during the second Anglo-Boer War.

Tags: prime minister, nationalist, general

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Category: Politicians  - ( Politicians Archive)

Date Added: 20 April '12

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