During its recorded history, the area has also been known as congo, congo free state, belgian congo, and zaire the kingdom of kongo existed from the 14th to the early 19th century until the arrival of the portuguese it was the dominant force in the region along with the kingdom of luba , the kingdom of lunda , the mongo people and the anziku kingdom. 1879-87 - leopold commissions stanley to establish the king's authority in the congo basin 1884-85 - european powers at the conference of berlin recognise leopold's claim to the congo basin 1885 - leopold announces the establishment of the congo free state, headed by himself 1891-92 - belgians conquer katanga. Democratic republic of the congo, country located in central africa officially known as the democratic republic of the congo , the country has a 25-mile (40-km) coastline on the atlantic ocean but is otherwise landlocked. Ending a long history of one-party marxist rule, a specific agenda for this transition was laid out during congo's national conference of 1991 and culminated in august 1992 with multi-party parliamentary and presidential elections sassou nguesso conceded defeat and congo's new president, professor pascal lissouba, was inaugurated on august 31, 1992. A guide to the united states’ history of recognition, diplomatic, and consular relations, by country, since 1776: republic of the congo summary prior to its independence in 1960, the republic of congo was part of french equatorial africa (aef.
The democratic republic of congo, formerly zaire, is located at the center of africa the country encompasses the entire congo river basin, the potential source of 13% of the world's hydroelectric power the congo river basin also contains one-third of africa's rainforests, countless species of trees, and more then 10,000 species of flowering plants. The greed for resources and christian souls was a lesson in brutal european colonialism in this case belgian king leopold ii. The region that is now the democratic republic of the congo was first settled about 80,000 years ago the kingdom of congo remained present in the region between the 14th and the early 19th centuries.
Leopold was the sole shareholder and chairman the state included the entire area of the present democratic republic of the congo under leopold ii, the congo free state became one of the most infamous international scandals of the turn of the twentieth century. This sprawling history describes the country throughout three eras: the precolonial congo free state privately controlled by leopold ii of belgium, the colonial belgian congo, and the postindependence democratic republic of the congo. A chronology of key events in the history of the democratic republic of congo, from the 1200s to the present. Congo: the epic history of a people [david van reybrouck] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers from the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, mobutu's brutal three decades of rule.
History the country that began as a king’s private domain (the congo free state), evolved into a colony (the belgian congo), became independent in 1960 (as the republic of the congo), and later underwent several name changes (to the democratic republic of the congo, then to zaire, and back again to the democratic republic of the congo) is the product of a complex pattern of historical forces. The democratic republic of congo including congo free state, belgian congo, independence, lumumba and kasavubu, kasavubu and tshombe, mobutu, kabila.
Congo's history: precolonial, conquest, leopoldian, belgian congo, decolonization, each of the three republics, and an epilogue on the war beginning in 1998 there is also a timeline of historical events,an introduction to various aspects of today's congo, paragraph-long biographies of notable people, and a selected bibliography with commentary. A short history of the congo (democratic republic- drc) along with most of the rest of africa, congo lost a huge number of its strongest and best people to the slave trade – which largely laid the foundations of the usa economy in a sense the continent never fully recovered from that loss. The republic of congo, also known as middle congo, congo-brazzaville, and congo (but not to be confused with the democratic republic of the congo, formerly zaire, which was also at one time known as the republic of the congo), is a former french colony of west-central africa.
The belgian congo is often cited as one of the most brutal and exploitative colonial regimes in modern history it stands as an extreme example of. The belgian congo is often cited as one of the most brutal and exploitative colonial regimes in modern history it stands as an extreme example of the cruelty of european rule in africa for the.