The single most outstanding characteristic about these political activities in South Yemen was their variety and complexity. These activities resulted from diverse socio-economic, administrative and nationalistic conditions in the country; they evolved around the local contradictory geo-political inclinations, namely conservatism and rigidity versus receptivity to foreign influences. Moreover, these foreign influences comprising British inspired reforms as well as Arab and East Indies inspired socialism and nationalism, were highly differentiated among themselves. South Yemen’s society was often resistant to the spreading and inculcation of changes which in any case lacked consistency and often affected certain groups in certain areas more than others. Old and new conflicts were pursued against a variety of backgrounds. The significance of this legacy Ties in the fact that the development of South Yemeni political groups in general and nationalist groups in particular took place in an atmosphere dense with conflict and mutual rejection.