King Leopold of Belgium was unhappy with his native land and the role he played within his kingdom, as other European powers grew their colonial empires all over the globe, King Leopold sought out for his own. When searching, King Leopold had explorer Henry Morton Stanley look for land, in which he would claim the region known as the Congo. Due to the Belgium government and people caring very little about the Congo, the region would become the Kings personal colony. Much how King Leopold eagerly searched for land, Davidson’s film describes the time period known as the “scramble of Africa” were European countries were claiming as much land in Africa as they could. The Berlin Congress in 1884 was a European compromise in the “slicing” up of African
Unfortunately, since rubber has been a ubiquitously used material, King Leopold II would like to gain an immense profit from mass production of rubber in Congo at all absurd lengths after it became a Belgian realm (Hochschild, 1998). For the sake of boosting the production, the Belgian colonial government exploits the indigenous by oblige them to work under inhumane working conditions (Hochschild, 1998). If the native refused or failed to meet the production target, they would suffer from various means of mental and physical abuse, such as having skeletons
Have you ever been picked last in school or treated unfairly? I can tell you that the Tutsis people of Rwanda were. They were killed because they were thought to be different. In 1916 Belgium took over Rwanda from Germany, and they introduced ID cards naming the people by ethnicity. The Belgians thought the Tutsi were a better race, so they gave them better jobs and educational opportunities.
Since the Bronze age, Rwanda was ruled by the Tutsi. The groups were originally split up by, “measuring the length of their noses… measuring their height… comparing skin colors” Hotel Rwanda. The taller, more elegant, and the lighter skins were known as the Tutsi, while the rest were the Hutu. During the film, the Hutu were revolting and taking over. A real life hero, Paul Rusesabagina rescued 1268 refugees in Hotel Rwanda.
A Hutu who acquired a large number of cattle could become a Tutsi and, a Tutsi who lost his cattle and resorted to cultivating for a living, would become a Hutu. The Tutsi dominated the political power. Rwanda was a Kingdom, with a hereditary system- meaning that only the sons of Kings (who were all Tutsi) could take power when their parents
He was born August 28th, 1952 in Rwanda and is currently still alive in prison. These genocides were similar in a way that they both were caused because they thought they were superior to other people or another race. With the Holocaust the Germans thought they were better than Jews, while in Rwanda the Hutu's believed they were superior to the Tutsi's. Almost all families
Lebensraum refers to origins and policies of a form of settler colonialism connected with agrarianism that existed in Germany from the 1890s to the 1940s. The Nazis used this term to take lands away from Austria and Poland. Like the Nazis, the Ottoman Empire coveted lands that the Armenians occupied which was called Turkestan. The reason the Ottoman Empire wanted this land was due to it belonging to the Ottoman Empire at one point in its history, arguing that they were striving for their old empire. When looking at the Cambodian Genocide and its attempted acquisition of the Khmer Krom, we see the Khmer Rouge try to capture parts of the old Khmer empire.
Like in many of the other newly communist republics, the problem is not completely the ideas, it is the person that carries them out. They end up using some incredibly inhumane route to construct their communist society and a large number of people die. There were many ways that Pol Pot could have changed Cambodia into an agricultural society other than Year Zero, but those were the things that show Pol Pot was a true ruthless
Sir George Arthur French would have been seen as a great leader in the Influence Era by what he was able to achieve in his position of power and the appreciation of the men who served under him; however, he would have not been seen as a great leader in the Situational Era because he resigned because of factors he could not
One of the important previsions of this act was the granting of lands directly to corporations where before this act the land grants were made to the states Through the Morrill land grant acts, land was granted to many states in order to create state colleges. Lincoln also supported the homestead acts where settlers were given 160 acres because he thought it was wise to have individual farmers own and operate their own farms. This was completely different from the south where slave owners bought large pieces of land and used slave labor. This act is interesting because any adult can apply including women, blacks and immigrants. All of these acts concerned president Lincoln greatly because he knew many of the previsions included in the acts might cause states to side against him and with the confederacy.
The Rwandan Genocide was an event that resulted from decades of inner conflicts between Rwanda’s two main ethnic groups. This groups are the Hutus and the Tutsis, the conflict started in 1962 when under the Belgian rule the Tutsis were majorly favored than the Hutus. The reasons being that the Tutsis were originally the nation’s landowners, they had a more purified and noble appearance and they were much taller than the Hutus. The Tutsis were benefiting majorly they were granted access to education and economic privileges, while the Hutus were underprivileged and disenfranchised. Belgian rule also introduced 2 key elements these were Christian missionaries and modern weaponry.
The Schlieffen Plan was meant to protect Germany in case they were attacked from both east and west. In order for Germany to reach France they had to pass straight through Belgium which would mean that they would engage in combat. Since Belgium had a treaty with Brittan, Brittan was also successfully involved in the war. When most people think about war they imagine people hiding in buildings and behind barricades. Well this particular war was fought in trenches.
These were bonds that were paid to the government, usually in small denominations that almost any citizen could make, to help support the war. Besides this, the Espionage and Sedition acts were passed in 1917 and 1918 respectively. These stopped people from rallying against the war.
Leadership Anyone can lead a team, but it takes a true leader to lead on a successful team or group. Great leaders set themselves apart from average leaders by going the extra mile and doing whatever it takes to be the best. Great leaders lead both by example and by what they say. When a member of a group or team is not giving their all or is feeling down, they need only look to the leader who is paving the way for them. Leaders like Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson would stop at nothing to win, and did everything in their power to make sure that their team was prepared and focused on the task ahead.
When Belgium colonized Congo, the Congolese people’s world quickly changed from the past, influencing their lives heavily. Ten to twenty-three million people died during Leopold’s rule from 1885 to 1908 (Kenneth). The Congolese people weren’t treated fairly and faced many hardships. Most Congolese people died because of King Leopold’s treatment, including war, starvation, forced labor and disease(Bland). This goes to show how poorly King Leopold treated the people and how he didn’t care about the Congolese people, only the reward.