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German Colonial Empire
« on: February 12, 2021, 10:13:28 pm »
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The German colonial empire (German: Deutsches Kolonialreich) constituted the overseas colonies, dependencies and territories of Imperial Germany. Unified in the early 1870s, the chancellor of this time period was Otto von Bismarck. Short-lived attempts of colonization by individual German states had occurred in preceding centuries, but crucial colonial efforts only began in 1884 with the Scramble for Africa. Claiming much of the left-over uncolonized areas of Africa, Germany built the third-largest colonial empire at the time, after the British and French.[2] The German Colonial Empire encompassed parts of several African countries, including parts of present-day Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Namibia, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, New Guinea, and numerous other West Pacific / Micronesian islands.

Germany lost control of its colonial empire when the First World War began in 1914, in which all of its colonies were invaded by the Allies during the first weeks of the war. However, a few colonial military units held out in remote areas for a while longer: German South West Africa surrendered in 1915, Kamerun in 1916 and German East Africa in 1918.

Germany's colonial empire was officially confiscated with the Treaty of Versailles after Germany's defeat in the war and each colony became a League of Nations mandate under the supervision (but not ownership) of one of the victorious powers. The German colonial empire ceased to exist in 1919.[3] Plans to regain their lost colonial possessions persisted through the Second World War, with many at the time suspecting that this was a goal of the Third Reich all along.[4] Really???

Due to the short period in which Germany had colonies, in contrast to Great Britain, France and other European countries, the colonial experience is almost respected by German narratives today[citation needed], despite its ongoing socioeconomic legacy (including the presence of close to a million Afro-Germans) and the historical impact of events such as the Herero and Namaqua genocide perpetrated by the German Colonial Empire, the first genocide of the 20th century.[5]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_colonial_empire


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The Whites have carried to these (colonial) people the worst that they could carry: the plagues of the world: materialism, fanaticism, alcoholism, and syphilis. Moreover, since what these people possessed on their own was superior to anything we could give them, they have remained themselves... The sole result of the activity of the colonizers is: they have everywhere aroused hatred. — Adolf Hitler, The Political Testament Of Adolf Hitler: Recorded By Martin Bormann


An East African Askari soldier holding Germany's colonial flag

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Re: German Colonial Empire
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2021, 05:13:56 pm »
Wilhelm II....

Not that Ottoman Jihad is a bad thing but Wilhelm II did a lot of damage with his idiocy during his reign that is for sure.

How the German Empire Provoked Ottoman Jihad in WWI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LCpbgVx9kY

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Re: Hitler: The Face of Anti-Tribalism
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2022, 08:01:23 pm »
The Chinese people, like in my homeland, even cannot be trusted, even during reign of Hitler's government. They more to did something which only benefit themselves and his fellows. See this historical information :

Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Chinese_people_in_Nazi_Germany

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Initial persecutions

Initially the everyday life of Chinese people in Germany was unaffected by the Nazi government and Adolf Hitler praised Chinese culture and considered Chinese people to be “Honorary Aryans”.[2]

Later, Chinese people in Germany, some of whom adhered to a right-wing ideology, were targeted for persecution or ethnic cleansing by the Nazi government. Although most of them were not politically active, the government conducted surveillance on them. Under these circumstances, life became increasingly difficult for Chinese civilians in Germany. Beginning in 1936, Gestapo, local police and custom officers enforced unethical regulations in Hamburg's Chinatown. On January 25, 1938, the Center for Chinese (Zentralstelle für Chinese) was founded under the control of Reinhard Heydrich, which was dedicated to controlling the size of the Chinese population.[3]

Most members of Germany's Chinese population chose to return to mainland China, but some of them chose to fight in the Spanish Civil War. According to a report composed by the Overseas Community Affairs Council, the Chinese population in Germany was reduced to 1938 before the beginning of the Second World War.[1]

During the war

After the Chinese government declared war on Nazi Germany following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Gestapo launched mass arrests of Chinese Germans and Chinese nationals across Germany,[4] concentrating them in the Arbeitserziehungslager Langer Morgen ("Langer Morgen Labor Camp") in Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, and used them as slave laborers; many were tortured, bullied, assaulted, or worked to death by the Gestapo.[5]



Sources of photo : https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Gedenktafel-chinesenviertel-schmuckstra%C3%9Fe.jpg

The transcript from the written contents from the billboard :

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In the early 1920s Chinese sailors took up abode in St. Pauli's Schmuckstraße and the adjacent streets. They opened restaurants, shops and laundries that were attached to the maritime world. The locals labelled it the "Chinese quarter", although only a few hundred Chinese people lived here.

When the Nazis took over in 1933, the Chinese residents of St. Pauli were at first not directly affected. However, when the foreign exchange regulations were toughened in 1936 and following the declaration of war by the Chinese Republic on 9 December 1941, the Chinese population was increasingly persecuted. On 13 May 1944, the Gestapo, under the direction of Erich Hanisch, arrested 129 Chinese nationals as part of the "Chinese Action". They were imprisoned and physically abused for months in the Gestapo prison in Fuhlsbuttel and later in the "Work Education Camp Wilhelmsburg". At least 17 Chinese citizens were killed as direct result of the torture methods employed by the Gestapo and the exhaustive forced labour in Wilhelmsburg. The National Socialist were thus able to erase the "Chinese quarter" from the map.

In front of the building in Schmuckstraße 9, a so-called, "Stolperstein" (stumbling stone) commemorates Woo Lie Kien, the proprietor of a restaurant in the building who died in November 1944 due to the injuries he sustained at the hands of the Gestapo.

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Re: German Colonial Empire
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2022, 08:50:38 pm »
Sinophobia in National Socialist Germany should be interpreted as a carryover from the German colonial era, specifically the attitudes of Wilhelm II (whom Hitler hated), an open Turanist:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun_speech

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The Hun speech was delivered by German emperor Wilhelm II on 27 July 1900 in Bremerhaven, on the occasion of the farewell of parts of the German East Asian Expeditionary Corps (Ostasiatisches Expeditionskorps). The expeditionary corps were sent to Imperial China to quell the Boxer Rebellion.
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Just as a thousand years ago the Huns under their king Etzel made a name for themselves, one that even today makes them seem mighty in history and legend, so may the name Germany be affirmed by you in such a way in China that no Chinese will ever again dare to look cross-eyed at a German!

More about Wilhelm II:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_II,_German_Emperor

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Wilhelm invented and spread fears of a yellow peril trying to interest other European rulers in the perils they faced by invading China; few other leaders paid attention.[40][clarification needed] Wilhelm used the Japanese victory in the Russo-Japanese War to try to incite fear in the west of the yellow peril that they faced by a resurgent Japan, which Wilhelm claimed would ally with China to overrun the west. Under Wilhelm, Germany invested in strengthening its colonies in Africa and the Pacific, but few became profitable and all were lost during the First World War. In South West Africa (now Namibia), a native revolt against German rule led to the Herero and Namaqua genocide

( https://trueleft.createaforum.com/colonial-era/south-west-africa/msg4983/#msg4983 )

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Wilhelm was also appalled at the Kristallnacht of 9–10 November 1938, saying "I have just made my views clear to Auwi [August Wilhelm, Wilhelm's fourth son] in the presence of his brothers. He had the nerve to say that he agreed with the Jewish pogroms and understood why they had come about. When I told him that any decent man would describe these actions as gangsterisms, he appeared totally indifferent. He is completely lost to our family".[93] Wilhelm also stated, "For the first time, I am ashamed to be a German."[94]

( http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/kristallnacht-tribute/ )

It makes no sense to attribute Sinophobia in Germany to Hitler, given his views on Chinese not only early on, as you yourself posted:

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Adolf Hitler praised Chinese culture and considered Chinese people to be “Honorary Aryans”.[2]

but also re-emphasized at the end of his career:

https://archive.org/stream/PoliticalTestamentOfAdolfHitler/PTAH_djvu.txt

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I have never regarded the Chinese or the Japanese as being inferior to ourselves. They belong to ancient civilizations, and I admit freely that their past history is superior to our own
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I am sure that the Japanese, the Chinese and the peoples of Islam will always be closer to us than, for example, France


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Re: German Colonial Empire
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2022, 09:22:45 pm »
@90sRetroFan

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Sinophobia in National Socialist Germany should be interpreted as a carryover from the German colonial era, specifically the attitudes of Wilhelm II (whom Hitler hated)...

And we cannot abandon the bad foreign policies of China today which resulting an attitude of Chinese foreigners which emulate what the "whites" did during colonialism. From my post on the "Chinese Question" recently. I'm sure it's result of Chinese people poisoned with Cultural Marxism and Westernization.