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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo also often referred to as DR Congo, DRC, RDC or formerly as Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, The Congo, Congo-Leopoldville, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zaire (or Zaïre in French), is the second largest country by area on the African continent, bordering the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Angola. The country's western corridor has a small Atlantic coast.

The name Democratic Republic of the Congo was adopted in 1997. The land was formerly, in chronological order, the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Congo-Léopoldville, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zaire. In most Harry Turtledove works, the DR Congo is still the Belgian Congo.

Democratic Republic of the Congo in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit

The Belgian Congo fell under German rule after the Axis won the Second World War.[1]

Democratic Republic of the Congo in "Les Mortes d'Arthur"Edit

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Flag of Zaire

The Republic of Zaire was not a wealthy country, and could afford to send only a small team to Saturn's moon Mimas for the Sixty-sixth Winter Games.[2]

Literary commentEdit

Zaire was the country's current name at time of publication, so its appearance in a future setting is not an inconsistency.

Democratic Republic of the Congo in Southern VictoryEdit

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Flag of the Belgian Congo

The Belgian Congo was Belgium's only colony prior to the Great War. Following the conquest of Belgium by Germany, the Congo became another one of Germany's African colonies. Though the Belgians had been cruel in their oppression of the native Congolese, the Germans were worse.[3]

Democratic Republic of the Congo in Worldwar Edit

The Belgian Congo (along with the rest of Africa) was quickly and easily conquered by the Race's Conquest Fleet during their invasion of the Earth in 1942. It was recognised as a Race colony under the terms of the Peace of Cairo in 1944.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. In the Presence of Mine Enemies, pg. 26, HC. Most of Africa is said to be in red on a world map.
  2. See, e.g., Departures, pg. 258, HC.
  3. The Grapple, pg. 310, TPB.
  4. See the Colonization map, generally.

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