Belgian Congo


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Belgian Congo

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Belgian Congo

n
(Placename) a former name (1908–60) of Congo1

Bel′gian Con′go


n.
a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Belgian Congo - a republic in central AfricaBelgian Congo - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
Goma - a city in eastern Congo at the northern end of Lake Kivu near the border with Rwanda
Kananga, Luluabourg - a city in southwestern Congo; former name (until 1966) was Luluabourg
Kinshasa, Leopoldville - the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville
Elisabethville, Lubumbashi - a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville
Nyamuragira - an active volcano in eastern Congo
Nyiragongo - an active volcano in eastern Congo
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Congo River, Zaire River, Congo - a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic
Kasai, Kasai River, River Kasai - a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo
Kivu, Lake Kivu - a lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda
Lake Edward - a lake in the Great Rift Valley between Congo and Uganda
Chiluba, Luba - a member of a Bantu people in southeastern Congo
Congolese - a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
Zairean, Zairese - a native or inhabitant of Zaire
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For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this man and his followers--a war in which quarter had never been asked nor expected by either side.
Formerly they had dwelt in the Belgian Congo until the cruelties of their heartless oppressors had driven them to seek the safety of unexplored solitudes beyond the boundaries of Leopold's domain.
After 1908, when it became the Belgian Congo, the colony's economy diversified, but its wealth largely flowed to the outside world.
So, it's a very important novel, but there are real problems with it, especially in its representation of Africa and the people who inhabit what was then known as the Belgian Congo.
| 1960: Riot police stood by in the Belgian Congo as Patrice Lumumba, the future controversial independence premier, was allowed to speak in public for the first time.
The Museum of Belgian Congo opened in 1910, a year after Leopold's death.
It was formerly known as Leopoldville, changed to Belgian Congo, then on attaining independence changed its name again to Congo after the Congo River.
Sergeant Hugh "Sonny" Gaynor was just 27 when he was ambushed by Baluba tribesmen in the former Belgian Congo in August 1960.
Roosevelt to Barack Obama, then address four eras of counterinsurgency: from 1945 to 1962 and the Marine CorpsAE advising of the Netherland Marine Korps prior to its deployment to the Dutch East Indies to deal with Indonesian nationalism, as well as peacekeeping and peace-enforcing operations in China, through President KennedyAEs dispatching of troops to Thailand in response to North VietnamAEs infiltration of Laos and the early wars of African independence in the former Belgian Congo; involvement in the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1972 and the debate between the Marines and the US Army on how to fight counterinsurgency, as well as oforce packaging,o Marine counterinsurgency efforts in the Mekong Delta Region of IV Tactical Zone of operations, and the roles of General David M.
1959 - Belgium grants reforms in Belgian Congo following disturbances.
A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo revisits the history of the southern Equateur region in Leopoldian and Belgian Congo from 1885 to 1960.
When political turmoil broke out in Belgian Congo in 1961, UNO requested India for strike aircraft.

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