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    The Congo Genocide also known as the rubber terror was the time when Belgiumball went to Congo and gained materials and supplies by having millions of Congolese slaves then murdering them for his own personal benefit and pleasure. The historic and tragic event led to  Belgiumball leaving the Democratic Republic of the Congo in exile in Belgium and lead to Belgium colonizing DR Congo until the 1960s, almost half of the Congo population. It is estimated that 10 million Congolese civilians lost their lives. Unfortunately, not a lot of people recognize the genocide because it was romanticized and justified by Belgium by Leopold claiming that "He abolish the east African slavery" in which the case was so far from true.

    History

    When the Scramble for Africa was brought as an idea in Berlin, Europe wanted to colonize Africa. Most Europeans wanted to keep the coastlines and colonized big chunks. Franceball took West Africa while Great Britain took most of East Africa. Some scattered areas due to ww1 such as Moroccoball and Somaliaball was split and taken by weaker European countries such as Spainball and Italyball. Since the Congo was such a tense rainforest without a coast, not many Europeans wanted to colonize it, so it was free, until Leopard the second of Belgium guess it was a good idea to take advantage of this.

    The rubber factory

    Since Europeans wanted to make a good investment in Africa, Leopard wanted to do the same in Africa. With the humongous unclaimed forest, Leonardo thought it would be a good idea to create rubber factories out of the trees. He "hired" villagers from rural areas do complete his dirty work, signing contracts in languages in which the tribal leaders cannot understand, for only of payment for some cotton and clothing.

    Hands cutting and genocide

    Leonardo hired workers and a private army from different colonial areas such as Rwandaball Ugandaball to keep control of the Congolese slaves. If a Congolese citizen refused to follow orders and work, punishments are severe. Belgium and his private army were well known for chopping hands off of innocent workers. An estimated 10 million people or half of the population died from his reign of terror. People were shot at the stake when trying to escape. One by one Congolese villagers get cruel punishments if the hand requirements were not met.

    Congolese Civilians were

    • Shot to death
    • Karoshi (worked to death)
    • Starved to death
    • Murdered with knives
    • Hands were discarded
    • Villages burned
    • Forced to do deforestation
    • Convert out of their religions
    • Slavery
    • Extremely hard labor
    • Children and Adults had the same punishments

    Aftermath

    Modern-day Belgium now denies that the genocide ever happened and the awful crimes were never recorded in the Belgium history textbooks. Belgium never apologized for its cruel leader Leopold and even colonize the country themselves afterwards. The tense history between these countries lead towards the strong hatred of Belgiumball among Democratic Republic of the Congoball similar to Armeniaball's hatred for Turkeyball

    Recognition

    Europe

    Africa

    Countries that denies the genocide

    States that might recognize in the future


    Explanation

    The Congo genocide explanation


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