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Belgian Congo


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The personal property of Leopold II from 1885 to 1908.

Under international pressure, annexed by Belgium on 15 November 1908.

Congo became an independent country on 30 June 1960.

From 27 October 1971 to 17 May 1997, the country was known as Zaire.

Starting 1997, the name became Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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