Congo Free State

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Congo Free State

État indépendant du Congo
Banner o Congo
Coat o airms o Congo
Coat o airms
Motto: French: Travail et progrès
(Wirk an Progress)
AnthemVers l'avenir
Location o Congo
StatusState in Personal union wi the Kinrick o Belgium
Common leidsFrench (de facto offeecial),
mair nor 200 indigenous leids
GovrenmentAbsolute monarchy
• 1885-1908
Leopold II o Belgium
• 1885–1886
Francis Walter de Winton (first)
• 1900-1908
Théophile Wahis (last)
Historical eraNew Imperialism
Julie 1[1] 1885
November 15 1908
CurrencyCongolese franc
ISO 3166 codeCG
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Internaitional Association o the Congo
Belgian Congo

The Congo Free State (French: État indépendant du Congo) wis a lairge aurie in Central Africae that wis privately controlled bi Leopold II, Keeng o the Belgians. Even thouch he niver visitit the Congo Free State (an also Africae), it wis his personal property an he rulit as a dictator. He amassit a huge fortune throuch massive sclave labour which causit the deaths o millions o Congolese.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica

Coordinates: 5°51′S 13°03′E / 5.850°S 13.050°E / -5.850; 13.050