What if by the time Europeans, especially the Dutch & British, visited & explored Southern Africa, the Zulus had already expanded into the region earlier by either conquering their neighbours or by settling in areas which were vacant. In other words the Zulu Empire was exactly that - a large region which basically controlled all of today’s territory of South Africa. What do the first European explorers do let alone latter hopeful colonists? Are friendly relations established or does battle pretty much take place at first contact? Can the Zulus, possibly one of the best martial people around, hold out & remain independent & strong? And how is African, let alone world history, altered as a result? Anything else?