History homework questions Chapter 26 A

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What factors enabled Leopold II ofBelgium to turn the Congo into a personal fief where his agents brutalized& terrorized his African subjects to aggrandize him personally?

Apr 3rd, 2015

The( Congo Free State) frenchetat independant du Congo was a large area in central africa that was privately controlled by lepold of belgem. Leopold was able to  region by convincing the European' community that he was involved in humanitarian and philanthropic work; through the use of several smokescreen. organizations he was able to lay claim to most of the Congo. Leopold eventually'. Allowed the concept of a philanthropic inteematanl aasociation. involved in the Congo to end. On May( 29, 1885) the king named his new colony the Congo Free State. The state included the entire area of the present democaradic resolation, and existed from( 1885 to 1908).

 Congo eventually earned infamy due to the increasing mistreatment of the local peoples. Leopold extracted iveory rubber, and minerals in the upper Congo basin for sale on the world market. even though his nominal purpose in the region was to the local people and develop the area. Under Leopold  administration., the Congo Free State became one of the greatest international scandals of the early 20th century.who had been responsible for killings during a rubber-collecting expedition in 1903.

The Crime of the Congo and read in the early 1900. By (1908) public pressure and diplomatic.led to the end of Leopold rule and to the annexation of the Congo as  colonyof Belgium, known as the congo>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.....,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,anse


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