Causes And Effects Of Congo ColonizationPresentation Transcript
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"History will one day have its say, but it will not be the history that Brussels, Paris, Washington, or the United Nations will teach, but that which they will teach in the countries emancipated from colonialism and its puppets. Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity." - Patrice Lumumba What does it mean to you?
Causes and Effects of Congo Colonization
To become one politically united state after independence
In opposition to Antoine van Bilsen’s “Thirty Year Plan for the Political Emancipation of Belgian Africa”
Bakongo, Kasai, and Katanga
Due to mineral resources in each region
Mouvement National Congolaise (MNC)
Led by Patrice Lumumba
Formed a coalition with other political parties that controlled the mining regions
Kasai (diamonds) and Katanga (copper)
Patrice Lumumba became the first Prime Minister
Lumumba’s speech at the independence ceremonies….
“ Nous ne sommes plus vos singes!”
(We are no longer your monkeys!)
Different regions split up and formed their own governments
Mining regions in Katanga and Kasai attempted to form their own nations
Patrice Lumumba (the Prime Minister) and Joseph Kasa-Vubu (the President) tried to dismiss each other
No one was fully dismissed
Homework – Lumumba Opinion Write two paragraphs expressing your opinion on Patrice Lumumba. --------------------------------- What do you think about Lumumba? What do you think about how he handled independence and the political crisis? How should Lumumba be remembered?