World War II in Congo and Africa: crash course world history 221 2

World War II in Congo and Africa: crash course world history 221

World War II in Congo and Africa: crash course world history 221 3


World War II in Congo and Africa: crash course world history 221 4



In which John Green taught you about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was formerly Zaire, formerly the Belgian Congo, formerly the Free Congo, which was formerly the region around the Congo Basin, Africa. So the history of this place is a little confused. The history of the Congo plays a central role in the history of Central Africa, and the Congo wars involved neighboring countries such as Uganda and Rwanda. John will guide you through the history of the Congo and the region.

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Quote 1: David van Reybrouck, Congo: The epic story of a people. Trans. Sam Garrett. Harper Collins. , 2014.
Quote 2: van Reybrouck. P. 468.

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38 thoughts on “World War II in Congo and Africa: crash course world history 221”

  1. Okay. The fact that this video is age-restricted is extremely troubling. I assume it's for the "violent" part of the the community guidelines, but clinical descriptions of violent events for the purpose of education should not fall under the "shocking" umbrella. 😡

  2. mobutu's name wasnt "joseph-desire" omg, youre confusing Laurent desire kabila (who was the president that came AFTER mobutu) with Mobutu Sese Seko. if youre going to tell my country's history atleast get the simple facts right.

  3. Indeed. I was lucky to have a great HS history teacher who made sure to have an expansive outlook, but Africa did get neglected. I think it came up only about Liberia, Italian invasion of Ehtiopia, some brief mention during cold war and Rwadna and our lack of response. I knew little of this conflict and wow….glad to have learned hur almost wish I didnt. How tragic

  4. You can't talk about the independence of the DRC without mentioning Lumumba. And you know that. Highly disappointing, I used to really believe your history lessons.

  5. Chinese invasion is another chapter for their future historians…the colonialist used their labor to get cheap goods…the Chinese use their own labor for cheap raw material access.

  6. yeah no you need to redo this video. No mention of Lumumba and his part in in liberation. No mention of Western powers putting Mobutu in place and orchestrating everything and destruction of Zaire by the West

  7. First of thanks for your effort. 🇨🇩🇨🇩🇨🇩🇨🇩

    Patrice Émery Lumumba

    alternatively styled Patrice Hemery Lumumba;[5] 2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was a Congolese politician and independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo) from June until September 1960. He played a significant role in the transformation of the Congo from a colony of Belgium into an independent republic. Ideologically an African nationalist and Pan-Africanist, he led the Congolese National Movement (MNC) party from 1958 until his assassination by CIA.

  8. Hi Crash Course viewer
    Please Go get some Info on the Belgian torturing regime And Patrice Lumumba.
    He won the first elections in the country giving an awesome speech about how He was not going to be a president for belgian corporations and that to be honest the congo had had enough of the belgians for a while. the western powers including the USA organized a coup by starting revolts for independence in the rich industrial parts of the country ( where mines & nat.resources were present), which were pushed to civil war status, in which Lumumba was captured and murdered.
    The same Western powers put a bloodthirsty dictator that ruled Zaire for 40 years. His only true responsibility was to keep the resources flowing. And that is freedom for you.

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