German Colonialism

Political Development of the former German Colonies since 1920

Lomé (1904), the way to the Governor's Palace. No Copyright

Written by Dietrich Köster COLONIES IN AFRICA GERMAN EAST AFRICA, takeover in 1884/85 Tanganyika Territory 1920 to the United Kingdom – 1961 Independent State of Tanganyika/1962 Republic of Tanganyika – April 1964 part of the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar/ November 1964 United Republic of Tanzania Ruanda-Urundi 1920 to Belgium – 1962 Republic of Rwanda (northern part) and 1962 ...

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Micronesia (1565-1994), Forgotten Island World in the Pacific

Pagan (1900), Mariana Islands. Author Rudolf Hellgrewe

Written by Dietrich Köster German-Micronesia – also called “Island Territory” of German New Guinea – is the far-flung island world north of the equator in the Western Central Pacific and was up to 1914/1920 the northern part of German New Guinea, supplemented by the island of Nauru, lying just south of the equator. The land area is only slightly more ...

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Brandenburg Colonial Remains 17th century

Fort Gross Friedrichsburg (1688), Ghana

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. If you know something on colonial remains or if you have photos of such remains – they may be anywhere in the world -, send them to me. I’ll be happy to publish them on this website. Thank you. Marco. My e-mail is on the home page. BRANDENBURG COLONIAL REMAINS ...

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Bibliography of German Colonial History: 17th-20th centuries

Fort Gross Friedrichsburg (1688), Ghana

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. BRANDENBURG – Various Authors “John Conny & Goombay Drum ignite the imagination of the African Diaspora” From: Angwandah, J. Kwesi “Castles and forts of Ghana” Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, Atlante, 1999, Paris, France. pp. 84-88 – Angwandah, J. Kwesi “Castles and forts of Ghana” Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, Atlante, 1999, Paris, France. – Grosser Generalstab “Brandenburg-Preußen ...

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The German Fort Alte Feste in Windhoek, Namibia

The German fort Alte Feste and the Reiterdenkmal, Windhoek, Namibia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. The Alte Feste Fort was founded by the German commander Curt von François in 1890. He laid the foundation stone for the construction of the fort on 18 October 1890. It is therefore the oldest building in the city of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The fort is located high ...

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The European forts in Ghana

Elmina Castle, Ghana. Atlas Blaeu van der Hem (1665-1668). No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. FORT SÃO JORGE DA MINA (ELMINA) The first European-built fort in Ghana was Fort São Jorge da Mina (Elmina), which was built by the Portuguese in 1482 near an African village, with which they traded, called by them Aldeia das Duas Partes. The foundation stone of this castle was laid ...

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