8 Disturbing Facts About King Leopold II, the Butcher of Congo

Belgian King Leopold II and his savage mass atrocities.

The Congo Free State was founded by Belgian King Leopold II on February 5, 1885, after he violently annexed the African continent. Unlike previous European nations that spread their influence over Africa, Leopold did not treat the Congo as a colony but as his own…



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