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LauraPhilps7654 t1_j6mkzh6 wrote

Leopold must be one of the most evil men in history. Belgium wasn't interested in colonizing the Congo but Leopold - apparently dissatisfied with merely being a king - colonized the Congo as a private citizen anyway to extract as much rubber profit as possible. He was born impossibly rich and powerful and it still wasn't enough for him. Millions of people died.


dressageishard t1_j6o1zzg wrote

So as a private citizen, could King Leopold have been hanged for his crimes?