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Old 02-05-2009, 03:39 PM   #157
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Originally Posted by Amnorix View Post
1885. King Leopold of Belgium claims the Congo as his personal property. His atrocities there would later lead to serious recriminations and become one of the first international scandals of the 20th century.

Interestingly, he ended up with the largest ball collection in the world after keeping ones accidentally thrown into the Congo by children in Angola and Uganda.
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