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Britain's Scramble for Uganda

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Natasha Hughes

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Why the Nile River?
• Major body of water in Africa.
• Political power.
• British didn't want others to take.
• Lake Victoria is near Uganda.
• Egypt depended on the Nile - cotton farming.
• Economic stability depended on it.
Imperialism in Uganda
• Christianity - King Mutesa and missionaries
• Split between Northern and Southern Uganda.
• Southern - had education
• Northern - military forces
Legacy of Imperialism
• Four fifths of the population are Christian.
• English is an official language.
• Division between the North and the South.
• British split into two parts, north and south. No rebellions could occur.
• North were used for police and military.
• South had political, economical, and educational benefits.
• Hatred, still exists today.
• 1986, northern rebel movement against the southern.

Christianity + Language
• Loss of culture from the past
• Christian missionaries were hugely successful in Uganda.
• English and Swahili
• Very little of the population actually speaks English, just influence from the British.
Interest in Uganda
• British wanted for Nile River/Lake Victoria.
• German East Africa Company.
• Signed a treaty — British panicked.
• British offered Germans Heligoland for Uganda and Zanzibar.
• Profits were low, built a railroad in 1903.
• Prosperity.
Text References
• "Legacy of Imperialism in Africa." All Things Global History. Edublogs, 1 Dec. 2011. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://mrbpielglobal.edublogs.org/2011/12/01/legacy-of-imperialism-in-africa/>.

• "The Nile and the British Road to Imperialism." Al Jazeera. N.p., 12 June 2011. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/struggleoverthenile/2011/05/201153181349369966.html>.

• "Origins of Christianity in Uganda." Church of Uganda. Church of Uganda, n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2015. <http://churchofuganda.org/about/history>

• Ward, Kevin. "A History of Christianity in Uganda." DACB. Dictionary of African Christianity, 1991. Web. 08 Mar. 2015. <http://www.dacb.org/history/a%20history%20of%20christianity%20in%20uganda.html>.

• "British Empire: Africa: Uganda." British Empire. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://www.britishempire.co.uk/maproom/uganda.htm>.

• "People & Culture." Our Africa. SOS Children's Villages, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://www.our-africa.org/uganda/people-culture>.
Visual References
• Hear, Nick Van, and Ida Persson. "Four Decades after the Expulsion of Ugandan Asians." The COMPAS Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://compasoxfordblog.co.uk/2012/08/four-decades-after-the-expulsion-of-ugandan-asians/>.
• "Uganda." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda>.
• "File:Flag of the Uganda Protectorate.svg." Flag of the Uganda Procterate. Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Mar. 2012. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_Uganda_Protectorate.svg>.
• Kumar, Dilip. "Catholic Church Marks 134 Years in Uganda." Catholic Church Marks 134 Years in Uganda. ~. OlympicsGames, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://ndagireliliana.blogspot.ca/2013/02/catholic-church-marks-134-years-in.html>.
• Parsons, Marie. "The Nile River." Tour Egypt. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://www.touregypt.net/egypt-info/magazine-mag05012001-magf4a.htm>.
• "Unit Five: Country Perspectives." Exploring Africa. Exploring Africa, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/teachers/curriculum/m21/activity1.php>.
• "Charisma’s Political Power And How the Media Elects Marxists." Charisma’s Political Power And How the Media Elects Marxists. N.p., 2008. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://www.quikmaneuvers.com/charisma_political_power.html>.
• "When Uganda Soldiers(UPDF) Step Foot in Somalia, Shoot to Kill." Uganda. Blogspirit, 7 Mar. 2005. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://uganda.blogspirit.com/archive/2005/03/07/when_uganda_soldiers_updf_step_foot_in_somalia_shoot_to_kill.html>.
• "Uganda: President Admits Using Witchcraft in 1981-86 Bush War To Gain Power." Biyokulule Online. Daily Monitor Online, 30 July 2009. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://www.biyokulule.com/view_content.php?articleid=2682>
• "Ugandan Independence Ceremony | LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY." Lambeth Palace Library. Lambeth Palace Library, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org/content/ugandan-independence-ceremony>.
• "Uganda." Nations Online. One World Nations Online, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015. <http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/uganda.htm>.
Natasha Hughes
Britain's Scramble for Uganda
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