Belgian Congo was not even a colony of Belgium. For many years, it remained the personal property of king Leopold II of begium. It was under his patronage that Stanley the explorer had reached the place.

King Leopold II

                   Alaska was purchased from Russia by the U.S.A. in 1867 for just 1,450,000 pounds.

Alaska Today
            The Earl of Sterling rented the whole of Canada from king James I of Scotland for one penny a year!

Earl Of Stirling


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