History 2 Notes Exam Two 2-8-08

History 2 Notes Exam Two 2-8-08 - -Henry Stanley was his...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
History Two 2-8-08 Exam Two Colonization of Africa Video -Durning it millions of Africans died -King of Belgium Leopold owned all of Africa -1888-1890 it had a large supply of rubber -Over 20 years the Congo was turned into a vast labor camp -People wanted the king stopped -Royal Museum of Africa was built by Leopold -The Africans had no rights -The king was called “the little tyrant” by his father -He married an arranged marriage to a 16 year old -Leopold looked all around to colonize and Africa was his last choice
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: -Henry Stanley was his explorer that went across all 7k miles of it-Stanley built railroads and steam routes-Leopold wanted to use Africa for profit-1884 The Congo was handed over to the King by the Great Powers-King came up with an army to put fear into Africa-Africa had a huge impact on the Belgium economy-1880 African population was 20 million, then 1920 it was 10 million-The equator provinces had the worse torture...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online