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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Rubber Galore CONGO BELGIU M 30% of forests decreased and 50% of the human population decreased Belgium wanted rubber to help support the development of transportation and support indusrtialization Positives of Rubber + elastic+ water resistant+ flats+ Doesn't conduct electricity+allowed for advancements inelctricity & transportation Belgium got a lot of return on rubber because they sold it for more than they bought it for. -urbanization -people moved to cities-new social class (proletariats) -creation of steam engine & railroad system -better economy from increased trade Effects of Indutrial Revolution on Europe Negative Impacts on Congo: - no child labor laws- unsafe working conditions- pollution- creation of slums- people were punishedfor unrealistic quotas(hands cut off) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 Million Belgian Francs Years Key: Teal= Exports Green= Imports Trade in Congo Free State King Leopold II's rule helped Belgium gain a lot of money because they controlled rubber andthe amount of imports. By controlling imports they saved money that theywould have had to pay to other countries. King Leopold then used the money for his own pleasures and for public works in Belgium By: Subrina Rafiq Global Gold 0 20 40 60 80 100 1881-85 1886-90 1891-95 1896-1900 1901-05 Infant Death Rate Average Rate Per 1,000 Live Births Years Orange= Death under 1 month Yellow= Deaths 1-12 months Key: Who can take care of kids with no hands or time?
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