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Heart of darkness congo

  1. 1. Colonialism and the Congo
  2. 2. 35% 85% 1800 1914
  3. 3. The Rhodes Colossus Striding from Cape Town to Cairo Punch, 10 December 1892
  4. 4. Udo J. Keppler, "From the Cape to Cairo," Puck Magazine, 10 December 1902.
  5. 5. Kipling Collage 1. “White Man’s burden” (the colonizers) 2. Colonized People (the colonized) 3. Take up! (the mission)
  6. 6. Congo Timeline • 1870s - Belgian King Leopold II sets about colonizing the area as his private holding. • 1884 – At Berlin Conference, European powers grant Congo Free State to absolute control of King Leopold. • 1908 - Congo Free State placed under Belgian rule following outrage over treatment of Congolese. • 1960 - Independence, followed by civil war and temporary fragmentation of country. • 1965 - Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power. • 1997 - Rebels oust Mobutu. Laurent Kabila becomes president. • 1997-2003 - Civil war, drawing in several neighbouring countries (Africa's first world war). • 2003 - 2012 - Conflict persists in the east. • 2006 - Presidential elections.
  7. 7. King Leopold II King of Belgium (1865-1909)
  8. 8. “They only tell what is against me.“
  9. 9. "My yearly income from the Congo is millions of guineas.“
  10. 10. Reprinted from Mark Twain's pamphlet, "King Leopold’s Soliloquy.“ Before 1905.
  11. 11. In the Rubber Coils. Scene – The Congo “Free” State. (1906)
  12. 12. Chained Congolese slaves on a Belgian rubber plantation.
  13. 13. Ivory trading in the Congo
  14. 14. European missionary.

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