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By Guy Vanthemsche

whereas the influence of a colonising metropole on subjected territories has been generally scrutinized, the influence of empire at the colonising kingdom has lengthy been missed. lately, many stories have tested the repercussions in their respective empires on colonial powers comparable to the uk and France. Belgium and its African empire were conspicuously absent from this dialogue. This booklet makes an attempt to fill this hole. Belgium and the Congo, 1885–1980 examines the consequences of colonialism at the family politics, international relations and economics of Belgium, from 1880 – while King Leopold II all started the country's expansionist organisations in Africa – to the Nineteen Eighties, good after the Congo's independence in June of 1960. by means of analyzing the colonial effect on its mom state Belgium, this learn additionally contributes to a greater knowing of Congo's prior and present.

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