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1871
 
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The Prussian king, William I, is proclaimed emperor of a united Germany in the palace at Versailles       
1884
 
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Bismarck launches the colonial scramble for Africa by suddenly annexing three territories for Germany (Togo, Cameroon and Angria Pequena)       
1884
 
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Gustav Nachtigal arrives in Togo and persuades local chiefs to accept the protection of the German emperor       
1884
 
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Gustav Nachtigal, moving on to Cameroon, annexes this region too for the new German empire       
1884
 
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Karl Peters hurries round east Africa persuading chiefs to accept the German emperor as their protector      
1884
 
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Bismarck invites the European powers to a West Africa Conference in Berlin       
Berlin Congress, December 1884
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