Political map of Sub-Saharan Africa 11 June 1904 (Herero Wars): German South West Africa was better suited for white settlement than the other German African possessions (German colonial empire), leading to tensions between land-hungry colonists and the indigenous peoples. In 1904 the Herero and Nama rose in revolt (Herero Wars), only to be crushed in a German campaign of extermination which saw the deaths of tens of thousands of Africans (Herero and Namaqua genocide).
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