LIST OF WARS: DETAILS
Southwest African Revolt
Also called: Herero and Nama wars
Battle deaths: 12,800 Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2014-03-04 14:58:42
Soon after, conflicts betweeen German colonists and Herero herdsmen began; controversies frequently arose because of disputes about access to land and water, but also the legal discrimination of the native population by the white immigrants.
In 1904, those conflicts resulted in an uprising by the Herero and Nama. (Interestingly enough, the uprising was planned in an exchange of letters among tribal leaders; some of the documents have been preserved.) After a period success for the well-equipped insurgents, the German Empire sent a military expedition corps of about 15000 men under the command of Lothar von Trotha. The war and the subsequent genocide ordered by von Trotha resulted in the death of between 25000 and 100000 (possibly 65000) Hereros, about 10000 Nama and 1749 Germans. Since the insurgents had been ordered not to harm priests, clerics were falsely accused of collaboration and sometimes taken into custody.
SOURCES: FATALITY DATA
NOTE ON NATION DATA
NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.
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