We’ve all heard of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, etc. But what about the evil men and women our history books don’t mention? Is there anyone more evil than Hitler? Is there anyone w

Top 10 Evil Historical Figures Too Brutal for History Books

Leopold II - The King of Belgium who deliberately starved and murdered over civilians in his private African colony of the Congo Free State, and imposed forced labor on the Congolese people to extract rubber and hunt ivory.

The Butcher of Congo: King Leopold II of Belgium Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/blog/11297#ixzz2awHJJEQr

Native Congo Free State labourers who failed to meet rubber collection quotas were often punished by having their hands cut off; Congo under rule of King Leopold II of Belgium the butcher of Congo.

This is King Leopold II of Belgium. He “owned” the Congo during his reign as the constitutional monarch of Belgium. After several failed colonial attempts in Asia and Africa, he settled on the Congo. He “bought” it and enslaved its people, turning the entire country into his own personal slave plantation. He disguised his business transactions as “philanthropic” and “scientific” efforts under the banner of the International African Society. He used their enslaved labor to extract Congolese…

This is King Leopold II of Belgium. He “owned” the Congo during his reign as the constitutional monarch of Belgium. After several failed colonial attempts in Asia and Africa, he settled on the Congo. He “bought” it and enslaved its people, turning.

Shows Congolese under King Leopold II of Belgium with their hands chopped off for not meeting rubber quotas. c. late 1800s

Shows Congolese under King Leopold II of Belgium with their hands chopped off for not meeting rubber quotas. King Leopold II turned Congo into Belgium's private colony between 1885 and

A vivid novelistic narrative that makes the reader acurately aware of the magnitude of the horror perpetrated by King Leopold II and his minions (to the Congolese during Belgian Colonization Era) -New York Times-

King Leopold's Ghost: A story of greed, terror and heroism - Adam Hochschild - 9781447211358

Letter from one of the most evil King Leopold II of Belgium to Colonial Missionaries, 1883

A True Monster - Letter from one of the most evil King Leopold II of Belgium to Colonial Missionaries, 1883

King Leopold's legacy of DR Congo violence: Of the Europeans who scrambled for control of Africa at the end of the 19th century, Belgium's King Leopold II left arguably the largest and most horrid legacy of all.

King Leopold's legacy of DR Congo violence: Of the Europeans who scrambled for control of Africa at the end of the century, Belgium's King Leopold II left arguably the largest and most horrid legacy of all.

A child victim of Belgian atrocities in Congo stands with a missionary (probably Mr Wallbaum), Congo, ca. 1890-1910 Leopold II of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A child victim of Belgian atrocities in Congo stands with a missionary (probably Mr Wallbaum), Congo, ca. Leopold II of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Letter from one of the most evil King Leopold II of Belgium to Colonial Missionaries, 1883

Belgium Congo Other pinners identify this as German East Africa during Regardless, the Belgians, under orders of King Leopold II hung thousands of Congolese citizens.

King Leopold II of Belgium and Princess Marie Henrietta of Austria

King Leopold II of Belgium and Archduchess Marie Henriette of Austria (married August 1853 in Brussels) - the parents of Rudolf's wife, Crown Princess Stephanie

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