Our Fake History

A SocietyCulture and History podcast featuring Sebastian Major
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A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened!

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Recounting the atrocities that took place in the Congo Free State during the reign of King Leopold II is a daunting process. It was a state where sadism was the norm and severed human hands became a grizzly form of currency. Still, a proper accounting of these horrors is essential to getting to truth of Leopold's regime. How bad did things get in the Congo Free State? What did it take to end the …
The creation of the Congo Free State was one part cheap hustle and one part military occupation. King Leopold II managed to convince Europe he was a noble humanitarian while he was secretly building one of the most exploitative colonial states in Africa. With the help of the explorer Henry Morton Stanley and a well placed endorsement from the President of the United States the Congo Free State ca…
There are few colonial enterprises as infamous as the Belgian King Leopold II’s Congo Free State. While most people have a vague understanding of the atrocities that took place there, many don’t know the strange story of international fraud that led to the founding of the state. King Leopold successfully convinced the world that he was a great humanitarian and anti-slavery advocate, while he was …

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yuimetalmachine reviewed this podcast on Dec 19th, 2017
"It's entertaining and damn educational at the same time. "
 
grazer reviewed this podcast on Aug 29th, 2017
"Good historical content."
 
StrangeAnimal reviewed this podcast on Jun 7th, 2018
"Fascinating deep-dives into aspects of history that sound too good to be true. Great research with lots of humor!"
 

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