The leaders that emerged in this resistance against German imperialism were themselves devout, missionary-educated Christians—e.g. Their Christian values were often very much on display in their actions in the face of barbarous European actions.Eventually, General Lothar von Trotha was sent to Namibia to quash the rebellion and utterly destroy the Herero.Late-nineteenth-century Germans were influenced by a number of anthropological assumptions, two of which were: (1) White supremacy (on the evolutionary ladder whites were on top and blacks at the bottom), and (2) Ratzel’s century, a new ‘gospel’ was increasingly introduced to Africa.Germans, many indoctrinated in Social Darwinian ideas, colonized South West Africa (Namibia today) in the 1880s.Many European powers feared losing out in the struggle for existence and earnestly sought to expand their living space by colonizing far and distant places that possessed a wealth of natural resources.One such power was Germany and one place where the natives were murdered and the land plundered was German colonial Africa.
But let’s take a completely different side of this…
When I’m in China, I tend to turn a lot of heads, especially in the countryside — and that’s not just because I’m a foreigner.
It’s because I’m often seen holding hands with my Chinese husband.
Some have just managed to keep their children out of the spotlight.
But with paparazzi everywhere, these little know children (many now adults) managed to step into public view.