The Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the late 1870s the king of Belgium, King Leopold colonized the Congo. King Leopold saw that without colonies Belgium would not be prosperous, but he decided to privately establish a colonial empire because he knew that his people would not support colonization. During the Berlin Conference they recognized King Leopolds clam on the Congo. In the mid 1890s king Leopold's control was established in moist parts of the state. In 1891-1892 Katanga, which is the capital of modern democratic republic of the Congo, was conquered. In 1892 and 1894, east Congo was forcibly taken from the control o…
- The Country of Congo
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Title: Examining the darkness. This essay is about the Belgiam Congo under the leadership of King Leopold II and the treatment of the native inhabitants/Congolese.
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