King Leopold II
Leopold II of Belgium was honored with Great Britain's most prestigious title, a member of the Order of the Garter, in 1916. Here, Leopold poses with his honorary sash.
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to surgically remove a limb.
extreme, harsh, or cruel.
complex way of life that developed as humans began to develop urban settlements.
people and land separated by distance or culture from the government that controls them.
construction or preparation of land for housing, industry, or agriculture.
harmful condition of a body part or organ.
to supply with valuable material.
to form or officially organize.
to fund or provide money to an organization or individual, usually for a specific purpose.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
basic freedoms belonging to every individual, including the rights to social and political expression, spirituality, and opportunity.
state or situation of being free.
having a very bad reputation.
lack of a balanced diet.
demonstration against a policy or action.
organized resistance to an authority.
any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics. Regions are the basic units of geography.
to rule as a monarch.
available supply of materials, goods, or services. Resources can be natural or human.
inflicting pain to force a victim to provide information.