The Dominican Republic (Modern World Nations) by Douglas A. Phillips

By Douglas A. Phillips

Inhabited by way of the Taino Indians because the 7th century, the Dominican Republic turned the positioning of the 1st eu payment within the Americas whilst Christopher Columbus claimed the island for Spain in 1492. Santo Domingo proudly boasts the 1st cathedral, citadel, sanatorium, monastery, collage, palace, and streets within the Americas. as soon as governed through Spain, France, and Haiti, the rustic ultimately won its independence in 1844 and modeled its structure after the U.S. structure. A legacy of unsettled, nonrepresentative rule undefined, capped through the ironfisted dictatorship of normal Rafael Trujillo. this present day, the Dominican Republic is a democratic republic with a massive railway and an financial system in line with tourism. due to the big inequalities one of the wealthy and the terrible, Dominicans nonetheless face many hardships, and excessive unemployment is still a problem. within the Dominican Republic, discover this island nation's historical past, tradition, peoples, and executive.

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These include equality, security, liberty, property, and other social guarantees. The constitution also provides protections for unemployment, illness, old age, and disability. Citizens have the right to vote and hold public office along with freedoms that include freedom of movement, conscience, worship, expression, association, and the freedom to work.

General Francisco Billini won the 1884 presidential election, but Heureaux spread dangerous rumors against Billini that caused him to resign. Heureaux continued to have a dominant role in government and was reelected to the presidency in 1886. He then forced Congress to change the constitution to abolish the two-year presidential term and eliminate popular elections. Although Heureaux faced no serious challenges, the Dominican Republic became a military state and the number of political prisoners expanded.

This tragic loss was repeated throughout much, if not most, of the New World. french interests on Hispaniola By the dawn of the seventeenth century, Spain’s interests had shifted from the Caribbean region to possessions on the mainland of the Americas. Much of the island of Hispaniola had been abandoned by Spanish settlers, who had flocked to Santo Domingo (the city and its surrounding territory). This allowed French and other European pirates to establish footholds on the island, particularly in the western portion of the island.

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