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how did the apartheid end
A combination of factors contributed to the end of apartheid in South Africa. [ Many people point to the end of the apartheid as an illustration of what can happen when people from numerous governments and cultural backgrounds get together to oppose something, whether it be institutionalized racism or war. It is also important to remember that although apartheid is over in South Africa, it has left an indelible cultural legacy which will take decades to repair. One important factor in the end of apartheid was pressure from inside the country. Members of the government began to have doubts
about apartheid, and several parties which were opposed to apartheid also began to grow in South Africa, starting in the 1970s. Widespread opposition among both black and white South Africans to apartheid policies essentially eroded apartheid from within. There was also a lot of external pressure, especially from Western nations, some of whom had extensive civil rights legislation. As the power of the Soviet Union began to decline, Western nations felt that apartheid could no longer be tolerated, and they began to actively speak out against it. This period also marked moves toward democracy and self-determination in other African nations, as the West no longer feared the influence of Communism on nascent African governments. Numerous diplomats and public officials made derisive comments about apartheid, encouraging South Africa to bring it to an end. ]
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