What Is Imperialism In Africa

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Imperialism in Africa
In Africa Imperialism played a big part in how the country today works and how it runs. Notably, one of the major conflicts from the past The Congo” free” state. Most believe that it wasn’t actually a free state at all. It began in 1903 when a British man by the name of Roger Casement submitted a report on his investigations into the Congo Free State. At the time it was run by King Leopold II. The state is located in the middle of central Africa. Leopold used the Congolese to supply him with rubber and Ivory. The report stated how horrific the people were being treated. They exposed the selfish ways of King Leopold. The Congo Free State became under King Leopold’s power not really even realizing what they have done.
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