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History of Tanzania




Tanzania history is a long one with various complications and colonial rules in the middle years. Tanzania was formed as a result of union of several small places, which are now an integral part of the exotic country. The parts include Tanganyika and the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar. According to Tanzanian history, Tanzania shared trade relations with several countries. This resulted in the gradual capturing of the country by several colonial powers.

Arab traders were the first invaders to conquer Tanzania and turn it into land of ivory and slave trade. After the Arabs, the Germans invaded the country and tried to maintain their monopoly, but soon after the British people conquered the Tanzanian territory as a part of their colonial rule in Africa. The British colonial rule shook the whole set up of Tanzania, which was then a small and weak territory and had no power.

After a long struggle for freedom and self rule, Tanzania was provided the much-awaited independence in the year 1964. In those times, Zanzibar, Pemba and Tanganyika were all separate territories and all these three were united together to form the country of Tanzania. Many aboriginal tribes migrated from Kenya to Tanzania. Tanzania history provides a deep look into the terrible conditions through which the country had to pass in the earlier times. The history of Tanzania has left a deep impact on the people and they are still trying to come out of the black days that their ancestors had passed.



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