Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Haiti, Post Independence era (continued)

King Henry's palace,Sansouci

Two separate regimes- north and south- emerged after independence but were unified in 1820. Two years later, Haiti occupied Santo Domingo , the eastern, Spanish-Speaking part of Hispaniola. In 1844, however, Santo Domingo broke away from Haiti and became the Dominican Republic. With 22 changes of government from 1843 to 1915, Haiti experienced numerous periods of intense political and economic disorder, prompting the US military interventionof 1915 , Following a 19-year occupation, US military forces were withdrawn in 1934, and Haiti regained sovereign rule.

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