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TitleKing Leopold's soliloquy {F2 skipped}
AuthorTwain, Mark
LanguageEnglish
GenrePolitical Science
Difficultyaverage
Project IDprojectID5c142b2f40c23
Image SourceThe Internet Archive
Last Edit of Project InfoWednesday, January 9, 2019 at 12:46:30 PM   (Current Time: 05:06:13 PM)
Last State ChangeTuesday, June 30, 2020 at 06:03:59 AM
Character SuitesBasic Latin
Last Forum PostSunday, October 13, 2019 at 05:27:44 PM
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In the period from 1885 to 1908, many well-documented atrocities were perpetrated in the Congo Free State (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) which, at the time, was a colony under the personal rule of King Leopold II of the Belgians. These atrocities were particularly associated with the labour policies used to collect natural rubber for export. Together with epidemic disease, famine, and a falling birth rate caused by these disruptions, the atrocities contributed to a sharp decline in the Congolese population. The magnitude of the population fall over the period is disputed, but it is thought to be between one and fifteen million.--https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atrocities_in_the_Congo_Free_State

By coincidence, this article appeared yesterday, "Belgian king expresses 'deepest regrets' for brutal colonial rule"--https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/30/belgian-king-philippe-expresses-profound-regrets-for-brutal-colonial-rule
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