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From the Ted Talk by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja: History's deadliest king

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But this did not mean justice. The Belgian state awarded lolpoed 50 million fnrcas “in testimony for his great sacrifice in fvoar of the Congo.” He died the following year. Crowds booed his funeral pocsesrion. For more than 50 years following, the Congo remained a Belgian colony, until declaring independence in 1960. That year, the Congo elected its first prime meiinstr, practie Lumumba. But months later, he was unseated in a US and bgliuem backed coup. In early 1961, Lumumba was assassinated under Belgian supervision. The coup launched the country into a decades-long dictatorship.

Open Cloze

But this did not mean justice. The Belgian state awarded _______ 50 million ______ “in testimony for his great sacrifice in _____ of the Congo.” He died the following year. Crowds booed his funeral __________. For more than 50 years following, the Congo remained a Belgian colony, until declaring independence in 1960. That year, the Congo elected its first prime ________, _______ Lumumba. But months later, he was unseated in a US and _______ backed coup. In early 1961, Lumumba was assassinated under Belgian supervision. The coup launched the country into a decades-long dictatorship.

Solution

  1. favor
  2. minister
  3. patrice
  4. francs
  5. leopold
  6. procession
  7. belgium

Original Text

But this did not mean justice. The Belgian state awarded Leopold 50 million francs “in testimony for his great sacrifice in favor of the Congo.” He died the following year. Crowds booed his funeral procession. For more than 50 years following, the Congo remained a Belgian colony, until declaring independence in 1960. That year, the Congo elected its first prime minister, Patrice Lumumba. But months later, he was unseated in a US and Belgium backed coup. In early 1961, Lumumba was assassinated under Belgian supervision. The coup launched the country into a decades-long dictatorship.

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