Zulu Rebellion

Zulu Rebellion

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  • Warrior-King, Shaka, expanded the Zulu kingdom by conquering neighboring lands and also revolutionized warfare and weaponry. As a result, he created a powerful, military strong, unified kingdom.
  • British                  vs                      Zulus
  • The Zulus gained fame by the Anglo-Zulu war but gained the most fame by initially beating the British at the Battle of Isandlwana in 1879.
  • The british were interested in the Zululands fro many reasons including they wanted the Zulu population to provide labor for the Britain diamond mines in South Africa.
  • Rules:
  • - Dismantle your military system -pay fines 
  • Cetshwayo, the current King of the Zululands at the time, heard of the news and built an army of 40-60,000 men to fight British rule.
  • When the Zulus refused to accept the rules, the British ended up invading the lands under the leadership of Lord Chelmsford 
  • With only their shields and spears the Zulus were able to capture a British camp and kill some of the british soldiers.
  • Britain fought back hard after their loss and were able to capture Cestshwayo and the war was OVER
  • The Zululands were broken up and annexed by Britain.
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