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A Boot Fit for a King

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Among King Leopold II's legacies in central Africa is the Congo Pedicle, an odd stick of land that nearly divides Zambia in half.

 

This is a nice case study for political geography of Sub-Saharan Africa.  This exemplifies the concept of 'superimposed borders' and shows the land-hungry colonial spirit that led King Leopold to call the continent a 'magnificent African cake.'

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Don Brown Jr's comment, July 17, 2012 8:05 PM

It is difficult for a nation state to form a national identity when it has superimposed boarders. Many African leaders now face the political challenges of uniting various factions (some former states) in order to create a new national identity.
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