Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic - Dominican Republic The other half of...

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Dominican Republic The other half of the island of Hispaniola and one of the few countries with ‘Republic’ on its colloquial name. Since Christopher Columbus arrived on the island on 1492, the island has been constantly changing hands between all kinds of power. It started as a Spanish colony until the end of the 18th century, when it became a French colony. During Napoleon’s invasion of Spain, the country enjoyed a brief period of independence before being invaded by Haiti. In 1844 it became independent again, but in a curious turn of events, less than twenty years later they asked Spain to be taken as a colony again . A series of events after that ended with an invasion of the United States in 1916 that lasted until 1922. If you thought the situation was bad, you can believe It Got Worse . In 1930 assumed power Rafael Trujillo , generally considered as one of the worst dictators of Latin America, indulging in a cult of personality worthy of Stalin or Sadaam Hussein , stole almost all the money from
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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