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Leopold Ii Belgium Quotes By Tim Jeal

He [Stanley] had stated that he longed to do something wonderful for the African tribes along the Congo, and instead, as would become all too apparent, had set them up for a terrible fate. In 1877 he came down the great river as the first European ever to do so, declaring his hope that the Congo should become like 'a torch to those who sought to do good'." Instead, it became the torch that attracted the archexploiter King Leopold II of Belgium. — Tim Jeal

Leopold Ii Belgium Quotes By Leopold II Of Belgium

The Congo Free State is unique in its kind. It has nothing to hide and no secrets and is not beholden to anyone except its founder. — Leopold II Of Belgium