German Colonialism: A Short History

German Colonialism: A Short History

Sebastian Conrad


Germany was once a latecomer to the colonial global of the overdue 19th century yet this background of German colonialism makes transparent the wide-reaching results of Germany's short-lived colonial venture. Sebastian Conrad charts the growth of the empire from its origins within the acquisition of considerable territories in contemporary Togo, Cameroon, Namibia and Tanzania to new settlements in East Asia and the Pacific and divulges the colonialist tradition which permeated the German country and its politics. Drawing at the wider heritage of ecu enlargement and globalisation he highlights the shut interactions and shared vocabularies of the colonial powers and emphasises Germany's significant position within the interval of excessive imperialism ahead of 1914. Even past the respectable finish of the empire in 1919 the hunt for Lebensraum and the expansion of the Nazi empire in jap Europe should be seen inside of a framework of colonialism whose results resonate to the current day.

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