One of the worst cases of imperialistic invasion was the Belgians invasion in the Congo. The Belgians destroyed the Congolese culture and took advantage of the people in inhumane ways. When the Belgians arrived in the Congo, the Congolese believed that they where there because “they wanted to take our souls.” The Belgians brought with them deadly diseases and weapons. They natives did not have guns to defend themselves, and were becoming sick from forign diseases. This allowed for the Belgians to take control of their land very easily. The Belgians took away the ability for natives to provide for themselves by enslaving them and forcing them to work on their plantations. The Belgians weakening them with diseases and controlling them with weapons, the Congo could not work and provide for themselves anymore. The Africans no longer had the
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