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German Colonization (1885-1919)[edit | edit source]

Colonized by Germany in 1885 as part of German East Africa, which included present-day Burundi, Rwanda, and parts of Tasmania. After Germany was defeated in World War I, German East Africa was divided and Burundi became a Belgium-controlled Class B Mandate.[1]


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Belgium Colonization (1919-1962)[edit | edit source]

Formerly known as Ruanda-Urundi, the area was occupied by Belgium during World War I. After the war, a League of Nations mandate stated that Ruana-Urundi would remain under Belgium control as a Class B Mandate. The Mandate was formally dissolved in 1962, with the colony becoming the separate contries of Ruanda and Burundi. [2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "German East Africa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_East_Africa, accessed 12 July 2019.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Ruanda-Urundi," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruanda-Urundi, accessed 12 July 2019.