Maji Maji Rebellion

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The Maji Maji rebellion, sometimes called the Maji Maji War, occurred from 1905 to 1907 and was an armed rebellion against German colonial rule in German East Africa (modern-day Tanzania). It was initially triggered by a German policy designed to force the indigenous population to grow cotton for export purposes. The war resulted in 250,000–300,000 total dead, mostly civilians from famine.