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What countries in Africa were occupied (or controlled) by Germany?

Question #148305. Asked by mariappank511.
Last updated Feb 23 2021.
Originally posted Feb 22 2021 1:32 AM.

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Feb 22 2021, 2:17 PM
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The German colonial empire was an overseas area formed in the late nineteenth century as part of the Hohenzollern dynasty's German Empire. Short-lived colonial efforts by individual German states had occurred in preceding centuries, but Imperial Germany's colonial efforts began in 1883.

Here is an overview

link https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/german_colonial_empire#Africa

Feb 22 2021, 2:25 PM
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Today's African countries that were completely or partly colonized by the German Empire comprise:

- Cameroon, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Chad, Guinea, Ghana, Togo, Gabon, Republic of The Congo (parts of German West Africa)
- Namibia, Botswana (parts of German South West Africa)
- Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique (parts of German East Africa)

Before the foundation of the German Empire in 1871, Brandenburg-Prussia (as part of the Holy Roman Empire) tried to establish several colonies in Ghana, Mauritania and Benin.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_former_German_colonies

Feb 22 2021, 3:30 PM
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South Africa was never German - it was colonised by various African tribes, then the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British. link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa

Feb 22 2021, 5:44 PM
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I forgot to mention that there was an attempt to establish a colony in Somalia named Deutsch-Somalik├╝ste ("German Somali Coast"). The German East Africa Company signed several so called "Friendship and Protection Contracts" with local tribal chiefs in 1885 and 1886. The project was abandonned in 1888 when it collided with British and Italian efforts to colonize the region.

Sources in German:

link https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Kolonialbestrebungen_an_der_Somalik%C3%BCste
link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCkVcn9MQKA

Feb 23 2021, 12:30 AM
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