German Colonies during World War One Map

Germany had come late to the imperial game and so had to content itself with isolated colonies spread out over the Pacific and Asia. These were too isolated to defend despite the presence of a large German Pacific fleet. The fleet knew that it would have a hard time refuelling and rearming so far from home and so tried to sail home before being intercepted off the Falkland Islands. The British asked the Japanese to take the German colonies north of the equator and Australian and New Zealand to take those south of the equator.

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