King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost - Jamir Shefton Prof. Richard Saunders...

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Jamir Shefton Prof. Richard Saunders History of Western Civ. November 11, 2009 King Leopold’s Ghost Not long after King Leopold II of Belgium came into power, he began his search to acquire a larger area than that of his own country. Leopold II was very interested in geography as a young child and often studied maps. He also kept his ears open to hear what new conquest and adventures were unfolding. It wasn’t too long before he found the man whom would travel deep into Africa, down the Congo River in hopes of finding an abundant natural resource to exploit from Africa. That man was Henry Morton Stanley. Stanley was one of the world’s most celebrated explorers of the time. He kept many records and journals of many things that occurred while on his many different explorations. Stanley was to set up base along the Congo River, so that moving the stolen goods back to Belgium would be easier. Not long after acquiring Congo land before it would prove its economic worth. Leopold II also envisioned a railway that
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course HIST 173 taught by Professor Fart during the Spring '07 term at Clemson.

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