New PDF release: Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980

By Guy Vanthemsche

whereas the influence of a colonising metropole on subjected territories has been largely scrutinized, the impact of empire at the colonising kingdom has lengthy been missed. lately, many experiences have tested the repercussions in their respective empires on colonial powers akin to the uk and France. Belgium and its African empire were conspicuously absent from this dialogue. This ebook makes an attempt to fill this hole. Belgium and the Congo, 1885–1980 examines the consequences of colonialism at the household politics, international relations and economics of Belgium, from 1880 – whilst King Leopold II all started the country's expansionist firms in Africa – to the Eighties, good after the Congo's independence in June of 1960. through reading the colonial influence on its mom kingdom Belgium, this learn additionally contributes to a greater realizing of Congo's earlier and present.

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