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    Congo Environment

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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a land of resources that many have taken advantage of. Because of its remote location and foreign mining companies the people of the congo are very poor. The vast resources of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have major impacts on global societies all around the world. The Democratic Republic of Congo or simply called Congo is located in south central Africa between Tanzania and Gabon. The Congo is made up of a variety of different landscapes that limit the economic abilities of the residents of the Congo. These landscapes include a large river basin, high plateaus, three mountain ranges, a low coastal plain, and the largest part of the terrain a large valley. Because of the many obstacles…

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    intention of reaping profit, exploiting trade and the ongoing competition between European empires. The Free State of Congo was a peculiar scenario and the Belgian monarch had a certain grip on Congo. Leopold’s reign of the Congo started with many promises of great prosperity for the Congolese. His promises would not materialize. Leopold’s main desire was resources and a source of wealth, his false precept of civilization were contradicted by his agents in the Congo. These contradictions…

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    Congo Wars: The Congo War

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    The Congo Wars were a bloody conflict that occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the first war occurring from late 1996 to mid 1997 and the second war occurring from late 1998 to mid 2003. The first Congo War started in late 1996, when the Tutsis began to rebel against the authoritarian rule of one of the key players of the conflict, Mobutu Sese Seko, and his supporters, the Hutu. The Tutsis quickly gained traction and when they neared the capital of the DRC from various…

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    Colonized Congo Analysis

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    Leopold and belgians colonized congo in 1885, due to the industrial revolution which made raw goods, money, and resources more desirable. Because this new found governmental power construct, western empire’s greed for control, as well as influence over neighboring rivals increased. Alongside this greed for power, came the thought process that Africans were inferior, and needed the help of European countries to make them more civilized, further motivating Western societies to take over, or at…

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    The history of a country is significant to the country because it has shaped it to be what it is today. Not only is it important to the country but to the society, as a famous quote went; "people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots". One significant historical event to not only a country and society but to a whole continent was the colonization of almost all the African countries by the European countries. In the 19th and 20th century the…

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    The Congo War

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    The UN was established to ensure that the nations of the world would never again engage in another world war. Following WWII there were two waves of peacekeepers sent to the Congo as a result of the oil struggle. War is the absence of peace, but what happens when you send heroes there to preserve the peace are forced to proceed with the war. At this point one cannot idly stand by and leave men to die, or can they? This is what happened in 1961 in the Congo.The 35th Platoon from Ireland…

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    The Congo Question

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    In John Daniels’ article titled, The Congo Question and the “Belgian Solution” the argument is made for the best way to administer the Belgians newly acquired colony, known as the Congo Free State, after its recent annexation from King Leopold II in 1908. The article was written after nearly ten years of ever increasing humanitarian outcries against the atrocities committed by King Leopold II. The “Congo question” for Daniels and the Western world was how best to reform and govern the colony in…

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    Nationalism In Congo

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    The never-ending civil war in Congo can be understood through the lens of nationalism. The economic, social and political instability has resulted in humanitarian interventions to end the abuse of human rights and to help citizens who were still suffering from the exploitation and traumatic violent experiences. Although Western and european countries have attempted to resolve the social conflicts in the eastern part of Congo, humanitarian interventions remain unsuccessful because nationalism is…

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    Congo Chapter Summaries

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    In chapter 1, the author puts off by explaining what was happening. In 1961 a civil war is being fought between UN Irish peacekeepers and the newly formed Nation of Katanga, which recently seceded from the Republic of the Congo which is located in South Africa. Congo was the third largest country on the continent of Africa. Then we are introduced to the origins of the Congo. The first citizens of the Congo were Portuguese settlers in 1483, but by 1879 King Leopold II of Belgium set up trading…

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    The Revolution of the Congo In 1789, the great country of France underwent a massive revolution, impacting the social, political, and economic aspects of French society. The revolution was spurred by a revolt of the citizens against the French Estate for their ignorance of the major poverty and disregard for citizen well being. Mass unrest proceeded the beginning of the revolution. Eventually, the revolution even turned on itself. Proceeding the French Revolution, new government was formed, the…

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