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South African Republic
Zuid-Afrikaansche Republik
Timeline: 1879: Agreement

OTL equivalent: former South African Republic (Transvaal), Stellaland, Zululand and parts of the eastern South African littoral.
Flag of Transvaal Coat of Arms of the South African Republic
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Johannesburg
Largest city Johannesburg
Other cities Rustenburg, Wryburg, Pretoria, Potschefstroom
  others Zulu, English
Religion Dutch Reformed Church, African religions
Government Presidential republic
President Helen Zille
Area 391,088 km²
Population 6,100,000 
Established 1854
Independence from United Kingdom
  declared 1881
Annexation to United Kingdom
  date 1877
Currency Pond

The South African Republic, (Afrikaans: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek), more commonly known as Transvaal is a country located in Southern Africa. It is bordered to the north by Zimbabwe, to the south by the Orange Free State, to the west by Botswana, and to the east by Mozambique and Swaziland.

It was established in 1854 as a Boer Republic created in the territories of the Klein-Vrystaat and the Republic of Vryheid.

Although the Transvaal developed into a economically successful republic, it experienced chronic conflict with the British (Boer Wars) until the defeat in the Second Boer War, and the subsequent treaty of Vereeniging. It regained independence in 1916, following the British defeat in World War I.

The Orange Free State is a presidential republic, currently presided by Helen Zille. It is one of the founding members of the African Union, and has the eighth-largest economy of all the members. It is also a founding member of the United Nations and NEPAD. Transvaal is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Group of 77, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, Southern African Customs Union, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, G20 and G8+5.

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