Jan 28, 2014 / 29,886 notes

What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness-6151923.html

Did y’all know about this?

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    Yes I did know about this cause history is filled with this kinda shit
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    Too many atrocities and genocides around the world are left in the dark to be forgotten.
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