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The Congo free state
Transcript of The Congo free state
This genocide lasted 23 years , there were an 3 million to 30 million people killed. It was lead by King Leopold II ,and Henry Morton Stanley.
Leaders Reasoning and impact
The reason the they wanted to take over Congo is because they so many natural and unatural resources, like ivory, plastics rubber, and rubber trees, which were really valued back then. The first thing the Army led by King Leopold II did was hold the women hostage.
King Leopold II and Henry Morton Stanley wanted the resources because it led to money. Rubber the invention of the inflatable bicycle tire and spurred on by the rise of the automobile and the use of rubber in industrial belts and gaskets, as well as in coating for telephone and telegraph wires. Ivory, a material that was greatly valued in the days before plastics because it could be carved into a great variety of shapes/statuettes, jewelry, piano keys, false teeth, and more.
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Playing games to see how many people hands they could collect in one day. They really took what they were during as joke. They had men getting rubber and other natraul resources to keep there wife alive.
It ended once King leopold II died. They got all they wanted but they just kept going becuase they were just playing games with peoples lives. When they were done killing they raised the price of rubber and natraul resources so people would starve to death or they wouldn't have any shelter. At the end all King leopold II wanted was a profit.
Leaders of the Genocide
Henry Morton Stanley was born at John Rowlands in 1841, he lived in a small Welsh village of Denbigh. He mostly raised by his grandfather and uncles. He started working and living on his own at 15. He also took part in the civil war.
The Congo Free State
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King Leopold II
Leopold II, French in full Léopold-Louis-Philippe-Marie-Victor, Dutch in full Leopold Lodewijk Filips Maria Victor was born April 9, 1835 in Brussels, Belgium and died December 17, 1909, he was the king of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909. He a very bad monarch, he didnt show much attention to Congo and rearly visited the country.
The value of a dollar turns people crazy because money is power. He was already born into a wealthy family but he wanted more.