How did European Imperialism impact the African Congo? I'm looking for social, political, and economical impacts...
The Congo was occupied by Belgium as its primary overseas empire. In fact, until it achieved independence in the early 1960's, the country was known as the Belgian Congo. Belgian King Leopold II once commented:
The Sea bathes our coast, the world lies before us. Steam and electricity have annihilated distance, and the non-appropriated lands on the surface of the globe can become the field of our operations and of our success.
Leopold sent Henry M. Stanley to explore the Congo; and...
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The population of Congo decreased 50% after the colonization of Congo. This was due to forced labor.