History of Dominican Republic

History of Dominican Republic

Entertaining History of Dominican Republic

History of Dominican Republic – The whole story in brief

The history of Dominican Republic, briefly about the main: Dominican Republic first appeared in 1492 on the world maps, thanks to strayed Columbus (he was looking for India, and ended up in America), called Espanola (a small Spain). Although it was nearly looked like Spain. In those days, the aborigines who called themselves kasike (cacique) – friendly and peace-loving creatures lived here. However, when someone breaks into your house and makes their own rules- even the smiling aborigine will scratch his teeth. In general, it would have been more strength for the natives and would have thrown the Spanish back to the Great Land.

But it did not work out – it was necessary to adapt. By the way, Columbus made a lot of efforts to restore good-neighborly relations between local residents and Spanish. That is why his remains are now being preserved in the special memorial complex Faro Colon in the capital of Dominican Republic. The rest of the members of his expedition, for the most part, vanished without a trace. A French fleet passed by in 1682 and it seemed to them that Spanish somehow had a lot of places on this paradise island. As a result of the special operation, Espanola was divided into two colonies – the French west and the Spanish east. Although for the sake of justice, it should be noted that Spanish still pulled over most of the blanket – behind them there were 48,734 square kilometers, and the arrogant French withdrew only 27,750 – almost in 2 times less.

The history of Dominican Republic and the emergence of Haiti.

On January 1, 1804, Westerners celebrated the new year by declaring independence. The drunken Frenchmen did not care and eventually, the western part of the island was called the Republic of Haiti. Their example was followed by espanioles in 1821, although they turned out to be much worse. As early as the following year, Haitians, who had not calmed down (such Rastafari in striped hats), overthrew the new government and established control over the whole island for a whole (or just some?) 22 years.

That is why the independence of Dominican Republic does not begin in 1821, as it could, but since February 27, 1863. Already in the past, there was a liberation from the Haitian yoke (1861) and a new Spanish dominion (1861-1863). We must pay tribute to Spanish, who nobly granted Dominican Republic independence by themselves. That is why the state language of the Republic is still Spanish, and in general, the attitude towards the descendants here is quite warm (like the climate in general).

Dominican Republic History

However, with gaining independence in the history of Dominican Republic, the period when someone wanted to impose their dirty paws on it did not end. In 1916, under the guise of World War I, the young North American United States occupied the country for the whole eight years. Do you think because of what? It is banal… for the debts of European and Latin American banks to them. It turns out that Dominican was taken from US in a mortgage … Although at the present time between the US and Dominican Republic are maintained a warm neighborly relationship.

In particular, Dominican citizens have a unique opportunity to obtain American citizenship as a second (with Dominican), that no other country is allowed. Like any banana/coconut republic – Dominican Republic has once passed through a series of revolutions and coups. A scale smaller than the 17th year in Russia (probably because they did not have their own Lenin), but there was also an action game there.

The most famous (and at the same time the last) dictator was Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. In terms of the duration of the reign, he almost reached out to Fidel Castro and reign only 30 years, but he inherited a little inheritance for his grandchildren. He was determined by the will of the people in the nursing home in 1961 and since then the Dominican Republic has gained true freedom from someone or something, having come out on its own path. And, apparently, the right path was chosen – a way to paradise on Earth. I would not be surprised if one day the saying “All roads lead to Santo Domingo”, including our road …

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