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Letter from King Leopold II of Belgium to Colonial Missionaries, 1883

Below is a letter written in 1883 by King Leopold II of Belgium to Belgian Christian missionaries being sent to Congo. These ┬áChristian missionaries would eventually become the spearhead of Belgian colonialism only to be followed by Belgian traders and lastly the Belgian army. Reverends, Fathers and Dear Compatriots: The task that is given to […]

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