Introduction to Colonial and Neo-Colonial Africa Through the History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A lesson by: Mr. Zack Siegel, A.A., B.A and Mr. Jerad Koepp, B.A. . Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Pre-Assessment. You will need a pencil and paper
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A lesson by:
Mr. Zack Siegel, A.A., B.A and
Mr. Jerad Koepp, B.A...
You will need a pencil and paper
-what did you have in common?
-what was different?
-why do you think your reflections were similar/different?
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Over the next 23 years Léopold will amass a huge personal fortune by exploiting the Congo directly and by leasing concessions to private companies prepared to pay him 50% of their profits.
The period will witness some of the worst atrocities ever committed on the African continent. However, Léopold will never visit the region, ruling instead by decree from Belgium.
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