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jan 15, 1890 - Congo fights back

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Belgian forces annex a number of areas of the Congo basin, forcing control of trade. Congolese are pressed into forced labour to harvest rubber and ivory and to build transportation and other infrastructure. Millions of Congolese are killed by Leopold's enforcement squads.

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Colonization of the Congo

Date:

jan 15, 1890
Now
~ 128 years ago
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