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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

  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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