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Imperial Germany's Colonial Empire

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Imperial Germany's Colonial Empire

<p>Germany, the ‘late’ nation – unified in 1871 – was striving for a ‘place in the sun’, in order to be equal with Great Britain and France. The possession of overseas colonies would reflect Imperial

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Germany, the ‘late’ nation – unified in 1871 – was striving for a ‘place in the sun’, in order to be equal with Great Britain and France. The possession of overseas colonies would reflect Imperial Germany’s newly acquired great power status, and would bring strategic and economic advantages. We will take a closer look at Germany’s colonial history from German New Guinea and West Samoa in the Pacific, to German colonies in Africa and Tsingtao in China.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction: Imperial Germany from 1871 to the end of World War I and its colonial policy;
  • The history of Imperial Germany’s overseas colonies;
  • Review & discussion


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a better understanding of Imperial Germany’s colonial history until the end of World War I;
  2. Gain an awareness of the variety of ways historians approach the past.