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King Leopold II, his rule in Belgium and the Congo.

MacDonnell, John de Courcy

King Leopold II, his rule in Belgium and the Congo.

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Published by Negro Universities Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Belgium,
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
    • Subjects:
    • Léopold II, King of the Belgians, 1835-1909.,
    • Belgium -- History -- Leopold II, 1865-1909.,
    • Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- To 1908.

    • Edition Notes

      Reprint of the 1905 ed.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDH671 .M3 1969
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 391 p.
      Number of Pages391
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5696821M
      ISBN 100837126576
      LC Control Number70097407
      OCLC/WorldCa70504

      They were told that they were not allowed to waste any ammunition, and that they his rule in Belgium and the Congo. book kill a man with a single bullet. He held a magnifying glass in the sunlight and used its reflection to light his cigar, claiming that white men had power over the sun. Another journalist named Roger Casement was sent to interview people of the Congo to get their testimonies about the human rights abuses in the country. Cecil Rhodes, in a speech at the chartering. Hochshild points out that since the first official census by the Belgian authorities in put the population at about 10 million, these various approaches suggest a rough estimate of a population decline by 10 million. He points out that joint imperialist ventures in the Congo all utilised the Force Publique, while the French, German and Portuguese used the example of King Leopold's Congo as a template for their own systems of rubber extraction.

      Millions of Congolese then found themselves suffering near-famine, which made them vulnerable to diseases they otherwise might have survived. Workers gained the his rule in Belgium and the Congo. book to be compensated for workplace accidents, and were given Sundays off. One example was enough: a hundred heads cut off, and there have been plenty of supplies ever since. He planned to make an entire country his personal property, instead. Subscribe today Leopold II and the Congo Free State Presenting himself as a philanthropist eager to bring the benefits of ChristianityWestern civilization, and commerce to African natives—a guise that he perpetuated for many years—Leopold hosted an international conference of explorers and geographers at the royal palace in Brussels in People thought that this was so hilariously accurate, the phrase was repeated amongst everyone who knew them.

      As for Henry Morton Stanley, the world-famous explorer whom Leopold retained as his agent, he is depicted as a Dickensian bully and chronic liar who allowed his own monumental celebrity to be used by Leopold for the worst possible ends. One of these was Roger Casement—later to become the famous Irish republican—who for a time was British consul in the Congo. He wanted to convert and civilize those poor, Godless souls. As Hochschild explains, "


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King Leopold II, his rule in Belgium and the Congo. by MacDonnell, John de Courcy Download PDF Ebook

He planned to make an entire country his personal property, instead. People were raped and held as sex slaves.

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In the 23 years Leopold II ruled the Congo he massacred 10 million Africans by cutting off their hands and genitals, flogging them to death, starving them into forced labour, King Leopold II children ransom and his rule in Belgium and the Congo.

book villages. He claimed that white men were spirits who could not be killed, no matter how hard they tried, and that a bullet would pass right through them.

Leopold II. Historian Stephen Kern summarizes: Europe's colonial effort represented a collective mystification about value that at once magnified material worth and concealed human misery.

At the Berlin Conference of —, the colonial nations of Europe authorised his claim by committing the Congo Free State to improving the lives of the native inhabitants.

In Britain, former shipping clerk E. Thesquare miles 76 times larger than Belgium of African rainforest held a vast fortune in rubber plantations, a commodity in high demand in late 19th century industrial Europe. Under his direction, Stanley again visited the area and extracted favorable treaties from numerous local leaders.

With the profits extracted from the Congo, huge sums in compensation were paid to the King by parliament. Before his death, inKing Leopold II II created a human zoo at his summer estate. The book gives a unique view on the characters involved, such as Henry Morton Stanley, who has frequently been praised by Western Society.

Hochschild also criticises the almost exclusive focus of the CRA movement on Belgium, citing comparable brutality by the US in the Philippines, the British in Australia, the Germans in what is now Namibia.

By her middle 30s people commented about how miserable she looked. The chicotte was freely used by both Leopold's men and the French. There is something very modern about that, too, as there is about the bomber pilot in the stratosphere, above the clouds, who never hears screams or sees shattered homes or torn flesh.

Falsified stories were put out that German troops had committed mass rapes of Belgian women and cut off the hands and feet of children. Women and children were imprisoned as hostages to force husbands and fathers to work. We must expand our work and our influence in the international working class.

Sire, at your age? When the International Commission returned to Belgium, they published a page report on all of the human rights abuses they had found in The Congo, and submitted it to King Leopold II.

Midlarsky writes, " He died in prison in This brutal practice was a catastrophe for the population of the Congo, and Leopold was eventually forced to give up his hold on the colony.

The king then embarked on an ultimately successful effort to make a vast fortune from his new possession. Ten weeks later following a coup de tat headed by General Mobutu Sese Seko, Patrice Lumumba was murdered by firing squad. Twenty strokes of it sent victims into unconsciousness and a or more strokes were often fatal.This a withering piece that completely and brutally skewers King Leopold II for the massive crimes that took place under his direction, in the Congo.

Twain's words have more power after reading about what happened in the Congo under King Leopold II. King Leopold's Ghost is /5. Get this from a library! King Leopold II: his rule in Belgium and the Congo. [John de Courcy MacDonnell]. Nov 23,  · In the last years of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, King Leopold II of Belgium ruled the Congo Free State with a tyranny that was peculiarly brutal even by the cruel and deeply racist Author: Daniel Boffey.Leopold Pdf was the second King of the Belgians and the founder and sole owner of the Congo Free State.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. magicechomusic.com: John de Courcy MacDonnell.Leopold II ebook the second King of the Belgians and the founder and sole owner of the Congo Free State.

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