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King Leopold II and the Congo

The reign of King Leopold II ran from 1865, when he succeeded his father as King of the Belgians, to his death in 1909. In between those dates was the ravaging of what was known as the Congo Free...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2013, 11:14 pm (UTC)

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King Leopold II and the Congo

The King Leopold II that you are referring to in this question was the King of Belgium. He reigned from 1865 until his death in 1909. He is connected to the Congo because he acquired that region...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2014, 4:11 pm (UTC)

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King Leopold II and the Congo

Prior to the arrival of the Belgians, the Congo region was not claimed by any European power, but was divided into an array of local chiefdoms. Leopold employed explorer Henry Stanley, famous for...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013, 5:41 pm (UTC)

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