The net result was killing off approximately 1/5 of the Cambodian population!
Breakdown: Created a colony called the “Congo Free State”, enslaved its people, and forced them into labor plants.
A year later he used that company to travel to Congo, laid claim to a plot of land 14 times the size of Belgium, and made 14 countries agree (USA included) that he was free to rule it with his own private militia.
He then forced the indigenous populations into forced labor, created a bustling rubber industry, and abused his workers grievously.
The way he got into power was by smothering the previous president Haile Selassie although he has denied those rumors.
His biggest claim to fame is the Ethiopian Red Terror which was a campaign of repression led by the Derg (communist militia in Ethiopia). Thousands were killed and found dead on the streets in the years that followed.
Pol Pot was the leader of the communist movement in Cambodia.The problem was Belgium really didn’t care, and so Leopold went into business for himself.He started a company that seemed like it was doing good called the International African Society.Mengitsu is even known to have garroted people to death.Breakdown: Unpopular among his people Kim used the U. as a scapegoat and forced the country to believe in his delusion or else.