Crisis In The Congo Case Study

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Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the truth--:

It all started in the year 1885 with the Belgium conference where it was decided to finalize the colonial partitioning of the African continent. It was decided to give the control of Congo King Leopold’s hand. Under the administration of King Leopold II, Congo became one of the greatest international scandals of the early 20th century. From 1885 to 1908, it is said to be the time of slavery under the personal rule of King Leopold. From 1908 to 1960, Congo had colonialism. From 1965 to 1996, it was the dictatorship in Congo. During these three decades Congo was exploited the most. The dictator was Mobutu Sese Seko. Since Congo was always rich in minerals so it had become the center of attraction
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The answer is that United States can have them (Rwanda and Uganda) do the things that they didn’t wish to do for themselves. Now in this the loss of military is of Uganda and Rwanda, US was just to aide them financially for their work. The disciplined military of Uganda and Rwanda are useful in protecting the US interests in Africa.

Fault Lines: Made in Bangladesh:

This study was all base on the flaw in the supply chain system of Walmart and Gap. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., branded as Walmart, is an American multinational retail corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. The Gap, Inc., commonly known as Gap Inc. or Gap, is an American multinational clothing and accessories retailer. They have stores in majority of countries. They outsource the supply of apparels. Now Bangladesh is rich in cheap labour so Walmart had a supplier from Bangladesh. This supplier gave contract to Simco contractor for the supply of required apparels. During the Eid holidays Walmart doubled the demand which was beyond Simco’s capacity so they sub contracted the contract of
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In my opinion if the united nation would have intervened in the Bangladesh’s crisis, the matter would have solved and people wouldn’t have been bankrupted.
Corruption is also one of the common factor in both the crisis. With the help of tyranny in Congo many scandals took place in early 20th century, which was the result of corruption. In Bangladesh it was also the duty of the law to investigate into the matter and bring people to justice but nothing had gone like this. The supplier closed its Dhaka’s office and was unquestionable.
Labour laws are not strict in both the cases. In both the cases it is shown that human value has never been important for the powerful decision makers. It’s always the money and power that matters to developed countries.
In case of Congo, after the cold war the countries backing (United Stated, United Kingdom, Japan, France etc.) Mobutu replaced him with other dictator to meet their interest in their own way. In a similar way Walmart changed his supplier from Success to America Group both having the same

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