Racism and slavery have always been a part of the world's history, yet sometimes people become unaware to the seriousness of such mistreatment. This is certainly proven in Adam Hochschild's book King Leopold's Ghosting. People in Congo, The african continent suffered a lot of mistreatment brought on by King Leopold the second. King Leopold required what was their own and made this his individual by pressure and mistreatment. Eventually these folks rightfully revolted in try to reclaim precisely what is theirs and demand better treatment.
The beginning of this kind of brutality made its debut in 1897 once King Leopold of Athens strived to get more land and prosperity. This individual considered Congo to be "The magnificent African Cake. " He referring to Congo such as this is understandable because Congo was three times bigger compared to the state of Texas, a new beautiful lake that would help in trade together an abundance of natural resources, including the valued off white. Leopold desired all of it, he desired a prosperous outcome to get Belgium whatever the people of Congo would need to sacrifice. Right from the start Leopold deceived the people of Congo. He sent and explorer called Stanley to take over america. Stanley wonderful people entered this poor country not able to speak the native language and asked many local chiefs to sign a treaty. Being as he was unable to speak or write the language the treaty was written in his language, so the indigenous chiefs were unable to translate the text. He made it out to seem like it was absolutely nothing bad, what these chiefs didn't find out was that they were signing within the land and resources of their colonies. At some point, Leopold held a area 76 moments larger than Athens. Hundreds of overthrown colonies later on, Leopold owned everything in Congo. Leopold covered up his wrong doings f...
.... This individual wrote content and documentaries on the self applied in Congo. These Articles became widely well-liked in in Europe as well as the United States.
Unfortunately, Leopold remained in charge of Congo till his loss of life. He died in high-class with his wife. Sheppard made one last article and was at some point sued. He remains viewed as a hero in the United States. The moment Leopold passed away all of the proof of mistreatment started to be known plus the case was considered sealed.
Racism is still around today. Not nearly as raw, but it is still around. Not just with blacks, but with any competition. Leopold is usually an example of an extremist. Thankfully none, if any, people have to live like this anymore. People were ignorant towards the mistreatment previously, and they are unaware to the mistreatment today. California king Leopold was your most uninformed. He spent years torturing innocent persons for his own wealth.