What was the cause of the Zulu war?
The Zulu War was caused by British Aggression. The British were attracted to the Zululand seeking trade and possible wealth there. By 1840, Natal, a British Colony had been settled on the edges of Zululand. The British wanted to incorporate the British colonies, Boer settlements and Zululand under British dominion. They felt a strong leader of the Zulus would not permit this to happen so, the British High Commissioner in South Africa picked a fight with the Zulu King, falsely assuming it would be easy to take out a nation of warriors who only had spears.
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The Zulu, an African tribe, were disgruntled that British were attempting to imperialize the southern area of Africa, and prepared to fight back if the British attempted to take their land. As fate would have it, the British did try to take it, and the war begun. The Zulu, though, were no ordinary tribe, and was the most significant African tribe in Africa
The Battle of Ulundi took place at the Zulu capital of Ulundi on 4 July 1879 and was the last major battle of the Anglo-Zulu War. The British army finally broke the military power of the Zulu nation by defeating the main Zulu army and immediately afterwards capturing and razing the capital of Zululand, the royal kraal of Ulundi.