Politicians who opposed Nelson Mandela and supported apartheid

nelson, richard nixonRichard Nixon

Nixon is best known for the Watergate scandal and also for losing to one Kennedy (John) and nearly losing to another Kennedy (Robert) in the presidential elections.

What is not well known is the fact that Nixon was like a lot of conservative American politicians, in that the African National Congress was a political football that could be played in their fight against the Soviets during the Cold War. In their efforts to defeat the Russians, who threw support behind the ANC, there was little interest in helping to defeat the white minority regime in South Africa.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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