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Flag changes:

1900-01-01:

Independent State of The Congo : CONGO Free State  (Boma)   -   CONGO

1960-07-01:

Republic of THE CONGO  (Leopoldville)   -   CONGO-LEOPOLDVILLE

1963-07-01:

Republic of THE CONGO (United Nations Organization in the Congo-ONUC)  (Leopoldville)   -   CONGO-LEOPOLDVILLE

1971-11-21:

Republic of ZAIRE  (Kinshasa)   -   ZAIRE

1997-05-17:

Democratic Republic of CONGO-ZAIRE  (Kinshasa)   -   CONGO-ZAIRE

2006-02-18:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUC)  (Kinshasa)   -   CONGO-KINSHASA



































Arms changes:

1900-01-01:

Independent State of The Congo : CONGO Free State  (Boma)   -   CONGO

1908-10-18:

Independent State of The Congo : CONGO Free State  (Boma)   -   CONGO

1940-05-25:

Free BELGIAN CONGO Colony  (Leopoldville)   -   BELGIAN CONGO

1944-09-20:

BELGIAN CONGO Colony  (Leopoldville)   -   BELGIAN CONGO

1960-06-30:

CONGO Republic  (Leopoldville)   -   CONGO-LEOPOLDVILLE

1963-06-30:

Republic of THE CONGO (United Nations Organization in the Congo-ONUC)  (Leopoldville)   -   CONGO-LEOPOLDVILLE

1964-08-01:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC  (Leopoldville)   -   CONGO-LEOPOLDVILLE

1971-11-21:

Republic of ZAIRE  (Kinshasa)   -   ZAIRE

1997-05-17:

Democratic Republic of CONGO-ZAIRE  (Kinshasa)   -   CONGO-ZAIRE

1998-08-05:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC  (Kinshasa)   -   CONGO-KINSHASA

1999-11-30:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUC)  (Kinshasa)   -   CONGO-KINSHASA

2003-04-01:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUC)  (Kinshasa)   -   CONGO-KINSHASA

2003-06-30:

Transitional Government of the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUC)  (Kinshasa)   -   CONGO-KINSHASA

2006-02-18:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUC)  (Kinshasa)   -   CONGO-KINSHASA




































Sovereignty changes:

1900-01-01:

BELGIUM +

CONGO +

1908-11-15:

BELGIUM

1914-10-01:

BELGIUM IN EXILE +

FRANCE +

1918-11-17:

BELGIUM

1940-05-10:

FREE BELGIUM +

FRANCE +

1940-05-25:

FREE BELGIUM +

GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND +

UNITED KINGDOM +

1944-09-03:

BELGIUM +

UNITED KINGDOM +

AMERICA +

1944-09-20:

BELGIUM

1960-07-01:

CONGO-LEOPOLDVILLE

1960-07-05:

BELGIUM +

CONGO-LEOPOLDVILLE +

1960-07-14:

CONGO-LEOPOLDVILLE +

UNITED NATIONS +

1964-07-01:

CONGO-LEOPOLDVILLE

1997-05-17:

CONGO-ZAIRE +

RWANDA +

UGANDA +

1998-08-05:

CONGO-KINSHASA

1999-11-30:

CONGO-KINSHASA +

UNITED NATIONS +





































Capital Local Name changes:


1900-01-01:

  Boma

1920-01-01:

  Boma + Léopoldville

1923-08-10:

  Léopoldville + Boma

1929-10-31:

  Léopoldville

1966-07-01:

  Kinshasa





































Local Name of Country changes:


1900-01-01:

  CONGO

1908-11-15:

  CONGO-BELGE

1960-06-30:

  CONGO-LÉOPOLDVILLE

1966-07-01:

  CONGO-KINSHASA

1971-10-27:

  ZAÏRE

1997-05-17:

  CONGO-ZAÏRE

1997-05-20:

  CONGO-KINSHASA





































Status changes:


1900-01-01:

Independent State of The Congo : CONGO Free State

1908-11-15:

BELGIAN CONGO Colony

1940-05-25:

Free BELGIAN CONGO Colony

1944-09-03:

BELGIAN CONGO Colony

1949-09-09:

BELGIAN CONGO Colony : Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi

1960-06-30:

CONGO Republic

1960-07-01:

Republic of THE CONGO

1960-07-05:

Belgian Occupied Republic of THE CONGO

1960-07-14:

Republic of THE CONGO (United Nations Organization in the Congo-ONUC)

1963-08-01:

Republic of THE CONGO (United Nations Operation in the Congo-ONUC)

1964-07-01:

Republic of THE CONGO

1964-08-01:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC

1971-10-27:

Republic of ZAIRE

1997-05-17:

Democratic Republic of CONGO-ZAIRE

1997-05-20:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC

1999-11-30:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUC)

2003-06-30:

Transitional Government of the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUC)

2006-02-18:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUC)

2010-07-01:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUSCO)





































Ruler changes:

1900-01-01:

Independent State of The Congo : CONGO Free State  (Boma)   -    BE
         (BE)

1908-11-15:

BELGIAN CONGO Colony  (Boma)   -   
         ()

1960-07-01:

Republic of THE CONGO  (Leopoldville)   -    President Joseph Kasavubu
         (Président Joseph Kasa-Vubu)

1965-11-25:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC  (Leopoldville)   -    President Joseph-Desire Mobutu
         (Président Joseph-Désiré Mobutu)

1972-01-10:

Republic of ZAIRE  (Kinshasa)   -    President Mobutu Sese Seko
         (Président Mobutu Sese Seko Nkuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga)

1997-05-17:

Democratic Republic of CONGO-ZAIRE  (Kinshasa)   -    President Laurent Desire Kabila
         (Président Laurent Désiré Kabila)

2001-01-17:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUC)  (Kinshasa)   -    President Joseph Kabila
         (Président Joseph Kabila Kabange)

2019-01-24:

Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC (United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of The Congo : DRC-MONUSCO)  (Kinshasa)   -    President Felix Tshisekedi
         (Président Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi)






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