South Africa/Deep state

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Headquarters South Africa
The South African deep state hosted many meetings of Le Cercle.

The South African deep state hosted many meetings of Le Cercle.

History

As a British colony, South Africa was important because of its strategic position in connection to the sea lane to East Asia, and because gold and diamonds were discovered in large quantities.

Le Cercle

Full article: Rated 5/5 Le Cercle

The diplomatic isolation of the apartheid government meant that global diplomatic contacts were highly valuable. The political orientation of most members of Le Cercle meant that the apartheid govenment was not a barrier to collaboration, leading to South Africa contributing money to the Cercle and hosting several of its meetings. This connection may have been important in the assassination of Olof Palme.

Activities

The South African deep state was active in opposing those intent on removing the apartheid government.

Nuclear weapons

South Africa was in possession of 10 nuclear weapons.[citation needed]



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