By: Jill Fleishinger. Germany : Cameroon. General Information. Why Germany imperialized Cameroon. Germany wanted to colonize to expand their country and make investments in Cameroon railways.
Germany : Cameroon
bring in good agriculture products to the market.
all about high political
and social stability.
This permitted the development of
Railways, agriculture, roads, and large timber industries.
Since I was 14 years old I have been working day in and day out in the fields with my family to put food on the table, but now the Germans have imperialized our nation. They say they were going to make our lives easier, help us out by protecting us from the Reich and colonizing us. There tactics for this better life made me happy, I thought that now we would not have to work so much, that the Germans would cover all the necessary resources for the Cameroonians. They planned on making roads, more railways, bridges, hospitals, and schools. Germany has 68 million people in there country so you would think that they would do all this for us, but no, instead they made us adapt to there way of doing things. My family and I, as well as many other Cameroon citizens were forced into all this labor of roads and such. Slavery has recently been forbidden by the Reichstag, but this is the new form of slavery it seems, the forced labor recruitment. Not only was this occurring, but even women were forced into the colonial money economy. It did not matter if you were man or women, every one was forced to do something somehow. Once Germany was defeated by France and Britain in 1914 the forced labor was abolished and Cameroons new labor code offered protection to workers, especially women like myself. I guess it’s good countries helped us out, but I can not wait till we’re an independent nation and are not forced around.