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Democratic Republic of     the CongoUse r-De fi ned P lace h olde r Te xt
Land
Land
Land1/4th the size of the US
Land1/4th the size of the USBorders 9 other countries and only has 23 milesof (1) COASTLINE
Land1/4th the size of the USBorders 9 other countries and only has 23 milesof (1) COASTLINEMountains in the east
Land1/4th the size of the USBorders 9 other countries and only has 23 milesof (1) COASTLINEMountains in the eastLake Tanga...
Land1/4th the size of the USBorders 9 other countries and only has 23 milesof (1) COASTLINEMountains in the eastLake Tanga...
Land
LandLarge (4) RAIN FOREST in the center with morethan 750 kinds of (5) TREES
LandLarge (4) RAIN FOREST in the center with morethan 750 kinds of (5) TREESDeforestation is a problem
LandLarge (4) RAIN FOREST in the center with morethan 750 kinds of (5) TREESDeforestation is a problem(6) CONGO River prov...
LandLarge (4) RAIN FOREST in the center with morethan 750 kinds of (5) TREESDeforestation is a problem(6) CONGO River prov...
History
HistoryMany people were sold as (10) SLAVES to theEuropeans from the 1400s to 1800s
HistoryMany people were sold as (10) SLAVES to theEuropeans from the 1400s to 1800sBecame a Belgian colony until independe...
HistoryMany people were sold as (10) SLAVES to theEuropeans from the 1400s to 1800sBecame a Belgian colony until independe...
HistoryMany people were sold as (10) SLAVES to theEuropeans from the 1400s to 1800sBecame a Belgian colony until independe...
History
HistoryIn 1966, Mobutu Sese Seko came to power
HistoryIn 1966, Mobutu Sese Seko came to powerThe (13) US supported him because he was anti-communist and agreed to export...
HistoryIn 1966, Mobutu Sese Seko came to powerThe (13) US supported him because he was anti-communist and agreed to export...
HistoryIn 1966, Mobutu Sese Seko came to powerThe (13) US supported him because he was anti-communist and agreed to export...
History
HistoryIn 1997, Mobutu was overthrown and a new (16)DICTATOR took over
HistoryIn 1997, Mobutu was overthrown and a new (16)DICTATOR took overThe country was named Democratic Republic ofthe Congo
HistoryIn 1997, Mobutu was overthrown and a new (16)DICTATOR took overThe country was named Democratic Republic ofthe Cong...
HistoryIn 1997, Mobutu was overthrown and a new (16)DICTATOR took overThe country was named Democratic Republic ofthe Cong...
HistoryIn 1997, Mobutu was overthrown and a new (16)DICTATOR took overThe country was named Democratic Republic ofthe Cong...
Economy
EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copper
EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copperFactories use (20) DIAMONDS to make met...
EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copperFactories use (20) DIAMONDS to make met...
EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copperFactories use (20) DIAMONDS to make met...
EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copperFactories use (20) DIAMONDS to make met...
EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copperFactories use (20) DIAMONDS to make met...
Problems with the Economy
Problems with the EconomyConsidered the richest country in the worldbecause of natural resources, but the people arethe se...
Problems with the EconomyConsidered the richest country in the worldbecause of natural resources, but the people arethe se...
Problems with the EconomyConsidered the richest country in the worldbecause of natural resources, but the people arethe se...
People
People(24) 71 million people
People(24) 71 million peopleMore than 200 ethnic groups
People(24) 71 million peopleMore than 200 ethnic groups Official language: (25) FRENCH
People(24) 71 million peopleMore than 200 ethnic groups Official language: (25) FRENCH Only (26) 40% of people live in urb...
People(24) 71 million peopleMore than 200 ethnic groups Official language: (25) FRENCH Only (26) 40% of people live in urb...
People(24) 71 million peopleMore than 200 ethnic groups Official language: (25) FRENCH Only (26) 40% of people live in urb...
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    1. 1. Democratic Republic of the CongoUse r-De fi ned P lace h olde r Te xt
    2. 2. Land
    3. 3. Land
    4. 4. Land1/4th the size of the US
    5. 5. Land1/4th the size of the USBorders 9 other countries and only has 23 milesof (1) COASTLINE
    6. 6. Land1/4th the size of the USBorders 9 other countries and only has 23 milesof (1) COASTLINEMountains in the east
    7. 7. Land1/4th the size of the USBorders 9 other countries and only has 23 milesof (1) COASTLINEMountains in the eastLake Tanganyika, the longest freshwater lake inthe world, forms the border with (2) TANZANIA
    8. 8. Land1/4th the size of the USBorders 9 other countries and only has 23 milesof (1) COASTLINEMountains in the eastLake Tanganyika, the longest freshwater lake inthe world, forms the border with (2) TANZANIA(3) SAVANNA in the north
    9. 9. Land
    10. 10. LandLarge (4) RAIN FOREST in the center with morethan 750 kinds of (5) TREES
    11. 11. LandLarge (4) RAIN FOREST in the center with morethan 750 kinds of (5) TREESDeforestation is a problem
    12. 12. LandLarge (4) RAIN FOREST in the center with morethan 750 kinds of (5) TREESDeforestation is a problem(6) CONGO River provides hydroelectric powerand transportation route
    13. 13. LandLarge (4) RAIN FOREST in the center with morethan 750 kinds of (5) TREESDeforestation is a problem(6) CONGO River provides hydroelectric powerand transportation route
    14. 14. History
    15. 15. HistoryMany people were sold as (10) SLAVES to theEuropeans from the 1400s to 1800s
    16. 16. HistoryMany people were sold as (10) SLAVES to theEuropeans from the 1400s to 1800sBecame a Belgian colony until independence in(11) 1960
    17. 17. HistoryMany people were sold as (10) SLAVES to theEuropeans from the 1400s to 1800sBecame a Belgian colony until independence in(11) 1960Was renamed (12) ZAIRE when it gainedindependence
    18. 18. HistoryMany people were sold as (10) SLAVES to theEuropeans from the 1400s to 1800sBecame a Belgian colony until independence in(11) 1960Was renamed (12) ZAIRE when it gainedindependenceFrom 1960-1966, leaders fought for control
    19. 19. History
    20. 20. HistoryIn 1966, Mobutu Sese Seko came to power
    21. 21. HistoryIn 1966, Mobutu Sese Seko came to powerThe (13) US supported him because he was anti-communist and agreed to export cheap naturalresources to the US
    22. 22. HistoryIn 1966, Mobutu Sese Seko came to powerThe (13) US supported him because he was anti-communist and agreed to export cheap naturalresources to the USHowever, Mobutu led a (14) CORRUPT and strictgovernment
    23. 23. HistoryIn 1966, Mobutu Sese Seko came to powerThe (13) US supported him because he was anti-communist and agreed to export cheap naturalresources to the USHowever, Mobutu led a (14) CORRUPT and strictgovernmentHe changed the name of the country to (15)ZAIRE
    24. 24. History
    25. 25. HistoryIn 1997, Mobutu was overthrown and a new (16)DICTATOR took over
    26. 26. HistoryIn 1997, Mobutu was overthrown and a new (16)DICTATOR took overThe country was named Democratic Republic ofthe Congo
    27. 27. HistoryIn 1997, Mobutu was overthrown and a new (16)DICTATOR took overThe country was named Democratic Republic ofthe CongoToday, they have a (17) DEMOCRACY, but it is stillranked as one of the most (18) CORRUPTcountries in the world
    28. 28. HistoryIn 1997, Mobutu was overthrown and a new (16)DICTATOR took overThe country was named Democratic Republic ofthe CongoToday, they have a (17) DEMOCRACY, but it is stillranked as one of the most (18) CORRUPTcountries in the worldThere is still fighting in the eastern part of thecountry
    29. 29. HistoryIn 1997, Mobutu was overthrown and a new (16)DICTATOR took overThe country was named Democratic Republic ofthe CongoToday, they have a (17) DEMOCRACY, but it is stillranked as one of the most (18) CORRUPTcountries in the worldThere is still fighting in the eastern part of thecountry
    30. 30. Economy
    31. 31. EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copper
    32. 32. EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copperFactories use (20) DIAMONDS to make metalcutting tools
    33. 33. EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copperFactories use (20) DIAMONDS to make metalcutting toolsThe world’s fourth largest producer of (21)DIAMONDS
    34. 34. EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copperFactories use (20) DIAMONDS to make metalcutting toolsThe world’s fourth largest producer of (21)DIAMONDS
    35. 35. EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copperFactories use (20) DIAMONDS to make metalcutting toolsThe world’s fourth largest producer of (21)DIAMONDS
    36. 36. EconomyHas many (19) NATURAL RESOURCES such asgold, petroleum, diamonds, and copperFactories use (20) DIAMONDS to make metalcutting toolsThe world’s fourth largest producer of (21)DIAMONDSMany factories that produce steel, cement, tires,shoes, textiles, processed foods, and beverages
    37. 37. Problems with the Economy
    38. 38. Problems with the EconomyConsidered the richest country in the worldbecause of natural resources, but the people arethe second poorest in the world based on income
    39. 39. Problems with the EconomyConsidered the richest country in the worldbecause of natural resources, but the people arethe second poorest in the world based on incomeDifficult (22) TRANSPORTATION: few roadsbecause of thick rain forest
    40. 40. Problems with the EconomyConsidered the richest country in the worldbecause of natural resources, but the people arethe second poorest in the world based on incomeDifficult (22) TRANSPORTATION: few roadsbecause of thick rain forest(23) POLITICAL UNREST: Leaders kept moneyfor themselves and civil war destroyed theeconomy
    41. 41. People
    42. 42. People(24) 71 million people
    43. 43. People(24) 71 million peopleMore than 200 ethnic groups
    44. 44. People(24) 71 million peopleMore than 200 ethnic groups Official language: (25) FRENCH
    45. 45. People(24) 71 million peopleMore than 200 ethnic groups Official language: (25) FRENCH Only (26) 40% of people live in urban areas
    46. 46. People(24) 71 million peopleMore than 200 ethnic groups Official language: (25) FRENCH Only (26) 40% of people live in urban areas Most people are subsistence (27) FARMERS
    47. 47. People(24) 71 million peopleMore than 200 ethnic groups Official language: (25) FRENCH Only (26) 40% of people live in urban areas Most people are subsistence (27) FARMERS (28) 75% of people are Christian
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