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Congo Free State

noun
1.
a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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  • It was 1885 and the Congo Free State had just been launched.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • A modern parallel is the Congo Free State as it was a year or two ago.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • Some part of the work of founding the Congo Free State had now been done.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • He had more trouble here than at any of the many stations he set up in the Congo Free State in the early eighties.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • His creation of the Congo Free State was just one evidence of his shrewdness and diplomacy.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • This fact is explained by the circumstances under which the Congo Free State attained its neutralisation.

  • While doing so however, we must bear in mind the main outlines of the history of the Congo Free State.

  • The Congo Free State, the only absolute free-trade country in all the world, is being rapidly opened.

  • Especially was the Congo Free State an organization which was quite strange to him.

    A Master of Fortune

    Cutcliffe Hyne
British Dictionary definitions for Congo Free State

Congo Free State

noun
1.
a former name (1885–1908) of (Democratic Republic of) Congo (sense 2)
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