In which John Green teaches you about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which used to be Zaire, which used to be The Belgian Congo, which used to be the Congo Free State, which used to be the region surrounding the Congo River Basin in central Africa. So the history of this place is a little convoluted. The history of Congo is central to the history of central Africa, and the Congo Wars embroiled neighboring countries like Uganda and Rwanda. John will talk you through the history of Congo and the region.

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Citation 1: David van Reybrouck, Congo: The Epic History of a People. Trans. Sam Garrett. Harper Collins. 2014.
Citation 2: van Reybrouck. p 468