Namibia Under German Rule

Namibia Under German Rule

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This is the first paperback edition of a book which originally appeared under the title qSouth-West Africa Under German Ruleq, and appears with a new introduction by the author. The history of Namibia offers many parallels to developments in other European colonies. The settlers, with a greater or lesser use of force, established themselves in the country and their confrontation with the African population often culminated in rebellion in the area of major settlement; a European settler community would then consolidate itself over the ruins left by military conquest. The pattern was repeated in Namibia during the Nama and Herero wars. Helmut Bley shows how the roots of German totalitarianism stem from the colonial period. He provides a picture of how social insecurity, bureaucracy and rigid economic thinking produced the racialism and the extremism of the last years of German rule. The abuse of the Africans provided the roots of the abuse of the Jews.The settlers withdrew their support from the Governor when he arrived back in Windhoek, particularly since for fiscal ... and the a#39;old Africansa#39;, in order to combat Trothaa#39;s policy.77 Yet, while economic questions remained important, the settlers anbsp;...

Title:Namibia Under German Rule
Author:Helmut Bley
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 1996


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