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why was the congo free state not able to make a profit in the early years?

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  1. read the Economic paragraph here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo_Free_State

    Summary: The Belgians were when it came to building an economic enterprise.

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  2. I am not sure it ever really made a profit.

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  3. The Europeans desire for profit affected the people of Congo by taking away their freedom, forcing them into slavery, taking away their customs, affected the economy etc.

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