The Anglo Zlu War : Imperialism And The Anglo-Zulu War

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Imperialism: A policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force. Imperialism is one of the most ignorant things you could do in another country. British are at the top of the chain when it comes to imperialism. British imperialized many countries and regions in Africa. The one that started the force into imperialism in Africa was the Anglo-Zulu War. What started the uprising roar into the war was the dispute between the Zulus and Boers and Europeans wanted to. The king of Britain gave the king of Zulu Nation an ultimatum that he couldn’t fulfil which sent them into war. This act of the king of Britain was unfair and unnecessary. Shaka was the king of Zulu before the war with Britain. The month and day of Shaka’s birth are unknown, but he was born in the year 1787. Shaka was born to Senzangakhona kaJama, the chief of Zulu, and Nadi. When Shaka’s dad died, he took his place as the chief of Zulu in 1816. He quickly adapted to being a chief, but he was a pretty harsh one. In the biography “Shaka Zulu,” the authors wrote, “When Shaka's father died, he became the chief of Zulu… He conquered many of the surrounding chiefdoms. At one point Shaka had a well-trained army of around 40,000 soldiers. Shaka was a strong, but brutal leader. Anyone who disobeyed an order was immediately killed. He sometimes massacred a whole village in order to send a message,” (“Shaka Zulu”). This shows that Shaka meant business when it came to

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