Congo; Past and Present
From the 1800s to present day the Congo has changed substantially, and today still continues to change. The French, and Belgium both had a substantial effect as to how the Congo has ended up today. People such as David Livingston, H.M. Stanley, Leopold II, and Joseph Conrad all had their own influences towards the Congo whether it is negative or positive. Under these three locations and the different people the Congo has experienced changes in imperialism, colonialism, trade, the coming of missionaries, atrocities, ivory, and native populations.
Leopold II is known for being the sole founder and owner of the Congo Free State, a private project undertaken by him ("Leopold II of Belgium"). He is solely... View More »