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- Britain had been humbled by the Boers
- Huge numbers of British volunteers had been found to be too ill, weak or sick to join the armed forces
- Guerilla warfare would be the new style of war for the 20th Century
- Germany took the message that Britain’s army was small and insignificant
- Black Africans’ rights would be sacrificed in Southern Africa as the British tried to placate the defeated Boers.