The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (English: Afrikaner Resistance Movement) or AWB, is a far right political organisation and former paramilitary group in South Africa, founded in 1973. It was led by Eugène Terre'Blanche from its inception until his death in 2010. They are committed to the restoration of an independent Boer republic or "Boerestaat" within South Africa. In their heyday they received much publicity both in South Africa and abroad as a white supremacist group.
Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging in The Guns of the SouthEdit
The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB, also called the Rivington Men for the North Carolina town where they made their headquarters) were a South African reactionary group dedicated to restoring white supremacy in the post-apartheid South Africa. The group traveled from the year 2014 to 1864, under the guise of an organization called "America Will Break" to help the Confederacy win the American Civil War in the hope that it would eventually become an ally with Nazi Germany, South Africa, and other reactionary regimes in the future. To that end, the group gave Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and General Joseph Johnston's Army of Tennessee AK-47s, as well as other items from the future. The automatic weapons made up for the Confederacy's lack of manpower and industry, and in 1864, the Confederacy won the Second American Revolution.
Although the Confederacy was grateful for the Rivington Men's help, Robert E. Lee grew increasingly suspicious of the group's claims that the end of slavery was a disaster for the white man. Lee grew particularly disgusted when the group attempted to assert control over him as he contemplated a run for the presidency. When the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging men realized that Lee would not knuckle under to them and perpetuate slavery, they supported Nathan Bedford Forrest as a candidate. Lee defeated Forrest, and the Rivington Men attempted to assassinate Lee at his inauguration. The C.S. unified behind Lee, and the Rivington Men's rebellion was crushed. Some escaped to the future, but many others were trapped and killed or captured after their time machine was destroyed.