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By Guy Vanthemsche

ISBN-10: 0521194210

ISBN-13: 9780521194211

ISBN-10: 1107449316

ISBN-13: 9781107449312

whereas the impression of a colonising metropole on subjected territories has been greatly scrutinized, the impression of empire at the colonising kingdom has lengthy been missed. lately, many reviews have tested the repercussions in their respective empires on colonial powers similar to the uk and France. Belgium and its African empire were conspicuously absent from this dialogue. This e-book makes an attempt to fill this hole. Belgium and the Congo, 1885–1980 examines the results of colonialism at the family politics, international relations and economics of Belgium, from 1880 – while King Leopold II all started the country's expansionist businesses in Africa – to the Eighties, good after the Congo's independence in June of 1960. via analyzing the colonial influence on its mom kingdom Belgium, this learn additionally contributes to a greater figuring out of Congo's previous and present.

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