Belgian Monarch. (Roi des Belges, Koning der Belgen, König der Belgier) Second King of the Belgians, he ascended the throne in 1865 after the death of his father Leopold I. According to historians, its policy is linked to many unedifying episodes occurred during the colonization of the Congo. Indeed, he is known for being the founder and owner of this nation, where he exercised his power in favor of the economic exploitation. However, in 1908, as a result of international protests in defense of civil rights, the Belgian Parliament forced him to cede the nation the ownership and management of the African colony.
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