German South-West Africa


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German South-West Africa:

see NamibiaNamibia
, officially Republic of Namibia, republic (2015 est. pop. 2,426,000), c.318,000 sq mi (823,620 sq km), SW Africa. It is bordered by Angola in the north, by Zambia in the northeast, by Botswana in the east, by South Africa in the southeast and south, and by the Atlantic
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The country known before 1918 as Deutsch Sudwest Afrika (German South-West Africa), and as the British/South African protectorate of South-West Africa until independent Namibia was born in 1990, is only medium-size geographically (as countries go), but is one of the world's most amazing mineralogical treasure houses.
Trepsdorf's discussion covers imperial foreign politics, British-German rivalry for global supremacy, colonial pressure groups in both countries, the representation of Africans in English and German school textbooks of the period, in popular culture, advertising, and colonial exhibitions, before turning to colonial politics and the treatment of African natives in two settler colonies, British South Africa and German South-West Africa.
"The actual government control by Germany commenced in 1894 when Major Theodor Leutwein took over the command from Von Francois, and was appointed first Governor of German South-West Africa.

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