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Revolted by Gladstone’s adoption of Disraeli’s imperial style, in late 1883 Gordon accepted an offer from King Leopold II of Belgium to develop the swelling Belgian empire in the Congo.
In Germany, Bismarck introduced a protectionism tinged with patriotic chauvinism and, like King Leopold II of Belgium, went looking for colonies in Africa.
Despite ruling a small European country better known for chocolate truffles than military prowess, King Leopold II had already secured in the Congo a gigantic colony the size of the Sudan.
Austria, reorganized by Leopold II (1790-92), took up again under Thugut, prime-minister of Francis II, who was