Effects Of The Rebellion

Effects Of The Rebellion. There was heavy loss of lives like Abushiri was killed during the rebellion.

There was heavy destruction of property e.g. buildings were demolished.

Abushiri was defeated which marked the end of his independence and that of the coastal Arabs.

There was deliberate spread of cattle diseases like rinder pest, by the Germans.

The Germans used the scorched earth policy which led to outbreak of famine.

The Germans were forced to change their government e.g. they brought in traditional rulers to replace the Akidas and Jumbes at the coast.

The Germans also realized the weaknesses of GEACO hence the colonial government took over immediately.

Abushiri’s defeat opened up East Africa for colonization e.g. many European settlers started coming to Tanganyika.

After the defeat of Abushiri, peace returned to the coastal towns after a long time of political turmoil (upheaval / chaos)

The rebellion taught the people of northern Tanganyika not to bother resisting the Germans again.

The Germans were forced to work with the Arabs and Africans at the coast e.g. they trained a lot of personnel to help in the administration of the area.

Coastal towns like Kilwa, Malindi, Zanzibar and interior tribes of Tanganyika were forced to recognize German ownership over Tanganyika.

The rebellion also spread waves of nationalism with in Tanganyika e.g. Maji Maji revolt and Hehe revolts in Southern Tanganyika were as a result of Abushiri’s fight against the Germans.