Historical Security Council, 1964


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Committee: Security Council 

Country: Kingdom of Belgium 

On the topic of: The Congo Crisis as of November 1964 


Position Paper 

The delegation of Belgium is truly honoured to participate in this extremely important debate on the future of one of the biggest countries in the central Africa. The history between Belgium and Congo is complex and problematic. The initial problems began when the scramble for Africa was at its peak. The major powers of this time called a conference, that took place in Berlin from 1884 to 1885. During this time many crucial decisions were made. Most importantly, the great powers agreed that the region of Congo was to be a private possession of the king of Belgians – his excellency Leopold II.  ...