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Historical Investigation on the Congo Free State--Essay

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Assessment of the impact of King Leopold II's reign over the Congo Free State for an individual historical investigation task. Received an 18/20 for this essay.

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Congo Free State Leopold II of Belgium Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo River Republic of the Congo Congolese Force Publique Atrocities in the Congo Free State Congo Free State propaganda war
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It was created in 1884-85 following the Berlin West Africa Conference that recognised Leopold as its sovereign.1 The impact that Leopold brought upon establishing the state to the native inhabitants of Africa is conclusively disastrous and has belittled every African affected by his violent reign. This negative impact is a result of his economic exploitation of the region, forced labour of the collection of localised resources, crimes against humanity and his legacy that has flowed across the African continent, as well as his legacy that has affected the future economical, governmental and social stances in the DRC and across Sub-Saharan Africa. King Leopold had always been determined to posse...
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