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Topic: History of the Dominican Republic


  
  History of the Dominican Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The island of Hispaniola, of which the Dominican Republic forms the eastern two-thirds and Haiti the remainder, was originally occupied by Taínos, an Arawak-speaking people who called the island Quisqueya (or Kiskeya).
After concluding an IMF agreement, balancing the budget, and curtailing inflation, the Dominican Republic is experiencing a period of economic growth marked by moderate inflation, a balance in external accounts, and a steadily increasing GDP.
The Dominican Republic was involved in the US led coalition in Iraq, as part of the Spain-led Latin-American Plus Ultra Brigade, but in 2004, the nation pulled its 300 or so troops out of Iraq.
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 Dominican Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dominican Republic, (Spanish: República Dominicana, IPA [re'puβlika domini'kana]) is a country located on the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, bordering Haiti.
Politics of the Dominican Republic takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of the Dominican Republic is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The Dominican Republic is a Hispanic country, therefore, as with all Hispanic countries in the Americas, its culture and people is derived predominantly from Spain, though heavily blended with African traditions and, to a much smaller degree, with indigenous Amerindian cultural elements.
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 kwabs.com/dominican republic history
The history of the Dominican Republic could be divided into four main periods: the precolombian period, the Spanish/colonial period, the intermediate period and the independence period.
Between 1787 and 1793, history will witness the failed attempt of the whites to free themselves from French monopoly by protesting in France and making alliances with England, the unsuccessful push of the mulattos to gain their integration into the white upper class of the colony even at the expense of their fl allies.
The dictatorial rule of the Haitian authorities and the lack of integration of Dominicans in the governance of the eastern portion of the island transformed the unification into a repressive occupation which fermented the nationalistic claims of Dominicans for their independence from Haiti.
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 Dominican Republic: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Dominican historical records show that in 1523 a group of rebel African slave workers, founded the first quilombo (former slave settlement) on the island.
The independence of the Dominican Republic was proclaimed, but in 1861 the Government asked Spain to reinstate colonial status, in an attempt to gain support for the criollos, whose dominance was threatened by the fl and mulatto majorities.
The electoral system of Dominican Republic is different from others because women vote in the morning and men vote in the afternoon, to avoid last time crowds.
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 History of the Dominican Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The island of Hispaniola, of which the Dominican Republic forms the eastern two-thirds and Haiti the remainder, was originally occupied by Tainos, an Arawak-speaking people.
Economic difficulties, the threat of European intervention, and ongoing internal disorders led to a U.S. occupation in 1916 and the establishment of a military government in the Dominican Republic.
After concluding an IMF agreement, balancing the budget, and curtailing inflation, the Dominican Republic experienced a period of economic growth marked by moderate inflation, a balance in external accounts, and a steadily increasing GDP that lasted through 2000.
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 History of the Dominican Republic
A nascent Dominican nationalist movement formed during the occupation and whupped the Haitians in 1844, though the first 50 years of independence were characterized by self-interested dictators, repeated fears of a Haitian reinvasion and even an attempt to persuade the Spaniards to return to administer the country.
The Spanish settled in what is now the Dominican Republic at the end of the 15th century, when North America existed in the European consciousness only as a Norse legend and Henry VIII had yet to accede to the British throne.
The Dominican Republic occupies the central and eastern portions of the island of Hispaniola, the second largest in the Caribbean.
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 Dominican Republic - HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Dominican vulnerability to intervention from abroad was also made evident by the United States military occupation of 1916-24 and by a more limited action by United States forces during a brief civil war in 1965.
In the late 1980s, the republic was still struggling to emerge from the shadow of the ultimate Dominican caudillo, Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina (1930-61), who emerged from the military and held nearly absolute power throughout his rule.
As it had throughout its history, the republic continued to struggle with the nature of its domestic politics and with the definition of its economic and political role in the wider world.
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 Dominican Republic National History
Moderate Dominican leaders, however, used the plan as the basis for further negotiations that resulted in an agreement allowing for the selection of a provisional president to rule until elections could be organized.
Although the Dominican Republic had its first relatively free election after the US forces left in 1924, within a short time Trujilo was able to block any government reform actions, and in 1930 he took over complete control of the reins of power.
His term in the Dominican presidency was in the end marred by allegations of massive corruption and mis-appropriation of government funds.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /waf/americas/dominican_rep/DomRep-national-history.htm   (5841 words)

  
 Dominican Republic History by Hispaniola.com
Although the Dominican Republic had its first relatively free elections after U.S. forces left in 1924, within a short time Trujillo was able to block any government reform actions, and in 1930 he took complete control of power.
His term in the Dominican Republic Presidency was, in the end, marred by allegations of massive corruption and misappropriation of government funds.
The people of the Dominican Republic are hoping the economic growth and success their country saw in the 1990's will make a comeback and that the peso will once again stabilize to a reasonable exchange.
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 A short history of the Dominican Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Dominicans voluntarily return to Spain, but the independence of the republic is restored in 1865.
The Dominican Republic is not a stable state, and there are many rebellions.
From that time the republic is formally a presidential democracy, but until 1978 the opposition doesn't have fair chances at elections.
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 Dominican Republic HISTORY
The eastern part of the island of Hispaniola was originally known as Quisqueya, meaning "mother of all lands." It was first settled by the nomadic and warlike Carib Amerindians and later by the agricultural and peace-loving Arawaks.
After a brief attempt at independence, the Dominicans fell under the control of Spain, which regained the eastern section of the island under the Treaty of Paris (1814).
After a 17-year dictatorship, the Dominican Republic entered a turbulent period characterized by general political instability and increasing debt to US interests.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Americas/Dominican-Republic-HISTORY.html   (1626 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Dominican Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Dominican Republic, (Spanish: República Dominicana) is a country located on the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, bordering Haiti.
Dominicans sometimes refer to their country as Quisqueya, a name for Hispaniola used by the native Taíno Indians.
The Johnson administration justified the 1965 intervention by stating that it suspected many of Bosch's supporters were pro-Cuban The Dominican Republic is a representative democracy whose national powers are divided among independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
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 Dominican Republic History | dominicanrepublic-guide.info
The history of Hispaniola and of the Dominican Republic is filled with conflict and struggle, from the first Spanish occupation to the present day.
For 22 years, the island was controlled by the Haitians, a period Dominicans refer to as the “Haitian Occupation.” In the 1830s, Juan Pablo Duarte established a group known as La Trinitaria, and, in 1844, the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola once again returned to Spanish rule of the República Dominicana – Dominican Republic.
His power was solidified by 1930, and he became dictator of the Dominican Republic.
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 Dominican Republic History & Dominican Republic Culture | iExplore.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
In 1795, the city of Santo Domingo – the oldest city in the Americas, founded by Columbus’ brother, in 1496 – was ceded to the French, followed by the rest of the island of Hispaniola later the same year.
This independence was short-lived – in 1822, the Haitians invaded the colony and occupied it for 22 years, until, on 27 February 1844, the territory of Santo Domingo recovered its sovereignty and declared independence once again, this time permanently, as the Dominican Republic.
After many years of civil war, dictatorship and US occupation, the Republic was ruled by the dictatorship of General Rafael Trujillo (1930-61), whose assassination led to a period of civil unrest.
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 Dominican Republic Histroy Culture Information - Directory
The history of the Dominican Republic is an interesting one.
Finally in 1821, a revolt in the Dominican Republic which was lead by Jose Nunez de Caceres, managed to gain independance from Spain.
While the Dominican Republic was freed from Spanish control, this did not grant the Dominican people true independance.
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 Dominican Republic history - What happened after Dominican Independence?
The terrible battle of Santome, in which many Dominican and Haitians died marked the end of the increasingly tenuous hold the domineering Santana had on the leadership.
In a turn-around, Santana approach Spain for help and the Dominican Republic was annexed on March 18th of this year.
As the Republic entered the 20th century Dominican independence was still a reality, so, ordinary Dominican little suspected that it wouldn't be but 3 decades before the country was in the hands of someone who became one of the World's most infamous dictators!
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 The Dominican Republic 1965
Many Dominicans were starving to death and out of work In the rural countryside the conditions were so bad that some girls were being sold into slavery.
Historically the Dominican Republic was a strategic interest of the United States.
The Dominicans were allowed to pass freely through the checkpoints unarmed, with the exception of Loyalista police.
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 Dominican Republic History
So if you would like to know more about recent history, then please take a look at our 'History of Dominican Independence' page and our 20th Century Dominican history time line for a useful insight to the last two hundred years of Dominican Republic history.
The records of Dominican History then tell us, in 1492, Christopher Columbus, an Italian navigator of Genoese birth, led his three ships on behalf of Ferdinand and Isabella of Castile (Spain) across the Atlantic in search of 'the Indies'.
Please note: Although Visiting the Dominican Republic.com makes every reasonable effort to provide accurate information, it cannot guarantee the accuracy, reliability, currency, or completeness of the information contained on this website about the Dominican Republic History.
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 history
This is 1822, and begins the second Haitian occupation, which lasts until 1844, and is the darkest period in the history of the Dominican Republic.
The second epoch of the history of the Dominican Republic was basically dominated by two figures: Pedro Santana, who by now is a general; and a fellow named Buenaventura Baez.
The Dominican Republic was one of the few countries that would accept exiled Jews, and though most of them have gone on to greener pastures, Puerto Plata was home for several thousand for a while.
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 Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic in the West Indies occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti.
The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492.
A sergeant in the Dominican army trained by the marines, Rafaél Leonides Trujillo Molina, overthrew Horacio Vásquez in 1930 and established a dictatorship that lasted until his assassination in 1961, 31 years later.
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 Dominican Republic | Santo Domingo | Republica Dominicana by Caribseek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Nested amid Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, the island of Hispaniola is divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Dominican Republic has its own distinctive cuisine and cultural heritage, and the people are known as the friendliest in the Caribbean.
The Dominican Republic is politically stable since the middle of the sixties and is now expanding its economy rapidly.
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 Dominican Republic Guide - Culture, History, Travel, and More | dominicanrepublic-guide.info
Visitors who would like to get acquainted with the waters surrounding the Dominican Republic wil find that Sailing and Yachting are also encouraged.
From quaint inns to lavish resorts, hotels in the Dominican Republic are bound to provide something for every travel style.
Rental properties allow travelers the independence to experience the Dominican Republic on their own terms.
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 Dominican Republic Tourism: History and Culture of the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic Tourism: History and Culture of the Dominican Republic
The firm provides assistance and information regarding residency and naturalization in the Dominican Republic, incorporated companies, legal title transfer services in regards to real estate, plus other related services.
John has lived in the Dominican Republic for over seven years and has helped numerous clients in the Dominican Republic accordingly.
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 Spanish Abroad Inc. - History of Dominican Republic
In 1492 Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World found what is today known as the Dominican Republic.
For about 300 years the Dominican Republic was a Spanish colony.
During a period of about 30 years the island was transfered to the French, fell under the control of Haitians, was returned to the Spanish, and in 1821 became independent.
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 Dominican Republic - Gurupedia
The Dominican Republic is a Spanish-speaking representative democracy located on the eastern portion of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, bordering Haiti.
The Dominican Republic should not be confused with Dominica, another Caribbean country.
The country has had a history of changing ownership, with Spain, France, Haiti, Spain again, and the United States taking their turns at ruling Dominican territory amid attempts at independence and self rule.
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 Dominican Republic History | Information, articles, resources and Dominican Republic History reference guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The History of the Episcopal Church in the Dominican Republic
History of the Dominican Republic [Categories: Dominican Republic] The (A land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water) island of (An island in the West Indies) Hispaniola, of...
Rodman, Quisqueya: A History of the Dominican Republic (1964); J. Moreno, Barrios in Arms: Revolution in Santo Domingo (1970); J. Galndez Su°rez, The Era of Trujillo (1973); H. Wiarda and M...
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