The African Nationalism for which the ANC stands is the concept of freedom and fulfilment for the African people in their own land. The most important political document ever adopted by the ANC is the 'Freedom Charter.' It is by no means a blueprint for a socialist state. It calls for redistribution, but not nationalization, of land
if mass action weresuccessfully organized, and mass reprisals taken, we felt that sympathy for ourcause would be roused in other countries, and that greater pressure would bebrought to bear on the South African Government.
We believed that South Africa depended to a large extent on foreign capital and foreign trade.We felt that planned destruction of power plants, and interference with railand telephone communications, would tend to scare away capital from thecountry, make it more difficult for goods from the industrial areas to reachthe seaports on schedule, and would in the long run be a heavy drain on theeconomic life of the country, thus compelling the voters of the country toreconsider their position.