Belgisch Kongo   
Belgian Congo

A former Belgian colony in central Africa. In 1885, the Congo Free State was established under the personal rule of Leopold II. Abuses of the colonial administration, harsh even by contemporary standards, prompted the Belgian government to assume administration of the region, renamed the Belgian Congo. 

In 1960 the Belgian Congo became independent, as the Republic of the Congo.

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