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On December 24, 1884, the king pulled out his pencil once again. He was on the verge of losing to the French the area of the north of the Congo’s mouth, a region for which he had entertained great hopes and that he would surrender only with pain in his heart.
Mots-clés » Congo-Kinshasa
In a book review last week, I mentioned that the uranium used to explode Hiroshima and Nagasaki (pictured above) came from the Belgian Congo. Today, I’ll look more at that through 591 mots de plus
By Adam Hochschild. Audiobook narrated by Geoffrey Howard.
King Leopold II is a common touchstone for the villainy of colonialism. For good reason: he pocketed fabulous wealth for himself, while the extraction of ivory and rubber from his personal colony ended around 10 million lives. 457 mots de plus