Someone said :
There's another topic worth exploring. I've been reading about the Belgian Congo and it's predecessor - the Belgian Free State (a personal possession of King Leopold as opposed to a colony).
Aw! Its so cute way ol' king leo thought he personally owned over 2 million square km of vast jungles, mountains and lengthy rivers, all the beasties and twees, and all the many many nations and tribes of 'ickle nudie bwack people running around inside in the Congo, the way you might own a cherished model railway set in your spare room.