German Colonialism: A Short History by Sebastian Conrad

By 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 background of eu growth and globalisation he highlights the shut interactions and shared vocabularies of the colonial powers and emphasises Germany's significant function within the interval of excessive imperialism prior to 1914. Even past the reputable finish of the empire in 1919 the search for Lebensraum and the expansion of the Nazi empire in japanese Europe should be considered inside a framework of colonialism whose results resonate to the current day.

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