While still duke of Brabant he had been the first to call the attention of the Belgians to the need of enlarging their horizon beyond sea, and after his accession to the throne he gave the first impulse towards the development of this idea by founding in 1876 the Association Internationale Africaine.
Pardo Bazhn, La Espana de ayer y Ia de hoy (Madrid, 1899); LEspagne: politique, littirature, arme, &c., numiro special de la Nouvelle Revue Internationale (Paris, 1900); J.
The Internationale developed its propaganda.
Wordsworth in Church Quarterly Review (London, April 1900); and Revue Internationale de theologie (Bern, July 1900); R.
The fourth company, the Societe internationale forestiere et miniere du Congo, combined mining operations with the exploitation of forest produce.