The Role Of King Leopold In The Congo Free State

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King Leopold gained so much world support for his Congo Free State project by leading people especially the European community to believe that he was helping to improve the Congo and its people by developing it. The Congo then became aligned with the kingdom of Belgium under him. While the world believed that King Leopold II was doing humanitarian work in the Congo the truth was he was severely mistreating the people by forcing them to extract Ivory, Rubber, and other minerals to sell on a world trade market. On May 29, 1885 King Leopold named his new colony the Congo Free State. Under Leopold’s II administration the Congo Free State became one of the greatest genocides in history that occurred.
In 1482 a naval captain named Diogo Cao set
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