>>684797 >Deutschland turning the natives into a well-drilled army >England milking them for profit >France doing some fucked up inter-racial breeding program >Belgians just straight up eating the natives
>>684848 Those were the demands set by the native gangs, they were the ones cutting their hands. Because the local gangs were the ones getting payed for the efforts they pushed production in whatever way suited them. These African gangs didn't give a shit what they did to innocent people.
When that brit wrote that article about the hand chopping and all that stuff the Belgians were themselves surpised, because they didn't know what was really goin on in Congo.
Desu, the hand chopping was used so the soldiers could prove they had used the bullet (which they were accountable for) for killing someone and not something else like hunting. What happened instead was they chopped of the hand of a person still living and saved the bullet.
And not to be a total edge lord but it sounded like the belgians had a good time. They had a carte blanche for rape, murder and pillage and got a bonus and an attaboy if the quotas were exceeded.
>>685817 Yeah, definitely a fake. Because no way a country would want to destroy any evidence of this barbaric behaviour, no sir. And of course the white gods with superior knowledge to brownskins would clearly act civil and fair towards the dirty baboon brownskins. Fucking Americans atm on this site always pushing rubbish about how white people are superior. You people are nothing but the more retarded opposite end of SJWs, but want to seem edgy and alternative to give your meaningless lives some sort of reassurance.
The hand cutting was done by black colonial troops, which were hired as enforcerers in the rubber plantations and came from different tribes than the workers. The higher ups demanded proof from the black soldiers that they werent wasting bullets on hunting animals for food and so they were required to present a severed hand as proof it was used for shooting people. The troops were given very limited ammo and were faced with managing lots of very angry black slaves which lead to cutting off hands from living people for all kinds of reasons so they could have bigger stockpiles of ammo, when originally it was meant as proof of a kill.
The Belgian people really didn't have any knowledge or relation to what was going on in the Kongo, it was almost entirely the fault of the King. Also hand cutting was done by the local gangs, not the Belgians.
>>684848 Correct me if I am wrong, but I've read they didn't cut hand for that. They were subjected to punitive raids with severing hands being side effect, not entirely unintended.
For most of the time Leopold was running a minimal profit, so he cut corners whenever he could. Shipping everything from Europe was expensive, including guns and ammo. So they devised an ingenious way to save it. The bullet were to be used only to kill enemies. To prove it, each soldier had to bring a severed hand for each bullet shot (or one hand for each two or three bullets, don't remember the exact ratio).
The problem was that the Force Publique was made up of European mercenaries and idiots from the most savage tribes, all commanded by a bunch of psychos who just didn't give a fuck. The soldiers used guns for hunting, games or simply shot into the air. Then they procured severed hands to account for themselves.
>>686784 >Proofs Maybe read a book about the Belgian Congo? It's obvious you never have, because you would already know that literally all we know about Leopold's reign there comes from journals of officers and missionaries.
There's a chapter in King Leopold's Ghost dedicated to some of the more heinous acts documented in officer's journals.
>>687337 Doesn't look very congolese. But you can find goodlooking women everywhere (well except among aboriginals) it's a matter of how long you should search. And internet has more pictures of models than plantation workers.
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