What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’
Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.
Did y’all know about this?
It’s good to know even though it’s extremely horrible to read/see….And people wonder why the African continent is so behind….
30 million dead. 30 million people died in the name of Christianity, colonisation and “civilisation” within living memory. Honestly Europe’s colonisation and genocidal history needs to be address more, I’m British and I didn’t learn anything about this shit in school’s over them “Britain used to have the largest Empire in the world which lead to [insert positivity here]”