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International Association of the Congo       294917470

Scope note
Association established by the Belgian king Leopold II in 1877 as an outgrowth of the committee for the Study of the Upper Congo to explore the Congo River Basin and encourage trade and the 'civilization' of the indigenous people in the area. It was disbanded shortly after the Berlin Conference of 1885.

Used for
Association Internationale du Congo

Related terms
Berlin Conference
Congo Free State

Subject category
20.03 COLONIAL PERIOD



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