Germany Imperialism timeline

Made by: Jack Kaeberlein and Julian Damann-Meldau

Events

Otto von Bismarck

January 1st, 1815

Otto von Bismarck was Germany's leader for Imperialism. In 1862 He became prime minister of Prussia, his home country. Once all of the independent kingdoms of Germany became one, Germany established itself as the major power of continental Europe during the first Berlin Conference held in 1884.

German materials

January 1st, 1884

The announcement of the establishment of the German protectorate states in German East Africa, Cameroon, Togoland, and the South Pacific occurred in 1884 and 1885. These colonies became an important source for Germany's economy. It provided Germany with palm oil, cotton, coffee, cocoa, and rubber.

Karl Peters

January 1st, 1885

Karl Peters, who was a private German adventurer, on the eastern coast of Africa signed treaties with the local rulers located there. By signing treaties, he emphasized Germany's existence in the eastern coast region. The German East Africa Company was an organization created in 1885 to manage Germany's colonial conquest

Imperialism with Rwanda

January 1, 1890

The announcement of the establishment of the German protectorate states in German East Africa, Cameroon, Togoland, and the South Pacific occurred in 1884 and 1885. These colonies became an important source for Germany's economy. It provided Germany with palm oil, cotton, coffee, cocoa, and rubber.

Maji-Maji Revolution

January 1st, 1905

The Maji-Maji Rebellion was a two year war based on the belief that if a magic water known as "Maji Maji" was sprinkled on the Germans' bodies, that it would turn their bullets into water. Over twenty different groups came together to fight for their freedom against the Germans and believed that their war had been destined by God, and their ancestors would return to life and help in their fight. Based on this war, the people of Rwanda put their faith into spiritual defense.

League of nations

January 1st, 1946

In 1923, the League of Nations governed Ruanda-Urundi using indirect rule through Tutsi kings. Ruanda-Urundi became part of the United Nations International Trusteeship System under Belgian command in order to promote the political, economic, and social advancement of the protectorate.

Rwandan civil war (continued

January 1st, 1959 - July 1st, 1962

Even though the Hutu were the majority tribe, they were long enslaved by the Tutsi who were only a small percent of the population. The Hutu embarked on a war against their allies, the Twa, as well as the Tutsi when they found out the Tutsi began to conquer the political power Belgium provided only the Tutsis with. Scientists did research and came to the conclusion that the Tutsis were "superior" to the Hutus because of their lighter skin and larger skulls.

Jan 1, 1905, The Maji-Maji Rebellion

Jan 1, 1885, The German East Africa Company

Jan 1, 1946, Ruanda-Urundi Joins the UN Trusteeship

Apr 6, 1994, Rwandan Genocide (continued)

Jul 1, 1962, Rwanda's Official Independence

Jan 1, 1884, Raw Materials

Apr 6, 1994, Rwandan Genocide

Jan 1, 1890, Germany Imperializes Rwanda

Jan 1, 1959, Rwandan Civil War

Jan 1, 1815, Otto Von Bismarck

Rwandan civil war

January 1st, 1959 - July 1st, 1962

The Ruandan Civil War was a war fought between the Hutu tribe and the Tutsi tribe. This war was a result of Germany's defeat in World War II because in 1959, Belgian executives allowed for self-government to Ruanda-Urundi. This allowance sparked a revolt of the Hutu against the Tutsi.

Jan 1, 1815, Otto Von Bismarck

Rwandas independence

July 1st, 1962

The Hutu's victory lead to the UN-proposed public voting, in which the majority of the Ruandans voted to get rid of the Tutsi king and replace him with a republic. On July 1, 1962, Rwanda officially became independent. After Rwanda's independence certified, hundreds of thousands Tutsis became banished. Several of the Tutsi's would seize their prior country in the year 1963. These invasions along with other Tutsi-Hutu tensions became known as the ground reason for the tragic Rwandan Genocide.

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