Why did Haiti and the Dominican Republic Break Up? (Short Animated Documentary)

Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been on and off for about four hundred years at this point. So why can’t the two stay together?

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  1. They never broke up , they were always two separate countries after the hatians who were freed slaves as well as criminals who were tired of working for minimum wages obtained there freedom from frances military on the left side of the land and so that became hatian territory while the Hispanic right side was still governed by Spain 🇪🇸.after the Hispanic people known as Dominicans rebelled and obtained their freedom from Spain they later go on to being invaded by hatian criminals. After years of fights 13 in count finally Dominicans obtain freedom from haiti. To this day they remain separate countries and will remain separate 💯 because history cannot be allowed to repeat itself . Dominican Republic is currently facing massive hatian immigration crisis,Haitians buying fake documentation, the previous Dominican government was giving their nationality for free to these people without background checks and illegally because the constitution is of blood not of territory does not matter if you were born in DR and you Chinese you will remain Chinese but u can obtain residency to make yourself legal. Which most of the hatians do not do.

  2. Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the Americans invade the Dominican Republic to recoup a debt owed to the American Banking Industry? I believe the US Marines occupied the Dominican Republic twice for years respectively.

  3. It should just be one island, our island, the Dominican Republic; but the French fcked it up leaving that mess that some people call Haiti, I call it a mistake.

  4. Normally I really enjoy your videos, but as a dominican I feel the need to say that this video extreeeemly oversimplified and doesn't even mention any of the historical characters of the dominican history like Juan Pablo Duarte (responsible of our independence), Pedro Santana (responsible for our annexation to Spain) or Gregorio Luperón (responsible of freeing us from Spain again), to name a few.

  5. Haitian are the ancestors of African warriors and strong willed people who refused to be enslaved . French and American govts tried but couldn’t budge them either. The Spanish and US govts did however subjugate the slave population of the DR and its ancestry very well until its independence. Strange that both sides are ancestors of slaves yet Dominicans are notorious for denying theirs. That’s one of the main factors that drive these two apart .

  6. Missing in this video are Haiti's invasions from 1844 to 1856 in a failed attempt to reconquer the Dominican Republic. I'm talking about these:

    Battle of Fuente del Rodeo (March 13, 1844)

    Battle of Cabeza de Las Marías (March 18, 1844)

    Battle of Azua (March 19, 1844)

    Battle of Santiago (March 30, 1844)

    Battle of El Memiso (April 13, 1844)

    Battle of Tortuguero (April 15, 1844)

    Battle of Estrelleta (September 17, 1845)

    Battle of Beler (November 27, 1845)

    Battle of El Número (April 19, 1849)

    Battle of Las Carreras (April 21, 1849)

    Battle of Santomé (December 22, 1855)

    Battle of Sabana Larga (January 24, 1856)

  7. Jesus when are u people from both sides of the island are going to get it the name of the island is HISPANOLA if it wasn't for spain u would not exist as a nation Columbus settled it I know I had been to isabella hallo for the queen of spain isabella la catolica see what happened when u give independence they don't know what to do with it to hell with the french

  8. Haiti culture And the Dominican culture is totally different. Speaking as a Haitian American myself , Most Haitians can relate to other Black Afro-Caribbean nations : Saint Lucian , Jamaica , Dominica ( Roseau) , Antigua , Bajan-Barbados , Martinique , Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts , Bahamian , Anguilla , Grenada , Belize , Vincy- Saint Vincent & grenadines , Saint Martin , Trinidad & Tobago and etc Caricom nations that are decent from European colonial African slaves Ancestry . While Dominican Republic there culture is Hispanic and Latino and some what minor African slaves as well there more able to get along with other Spanish speaking country like Uruguay, Chile ,Panama , Cuba , Mexico , Puerto Rico , Guatamela , Costa Rica , and etc Spanish speaking countries . All dough Haiti and the Dominican Republic are on the same island our food and language and customs are completely different . Haitian are known for Black rice similar to Popeyes creole -Cajun dirty rice . While Dominican are known to making Yellow rice similar to other Spanish countries in Caribbean & Latin America , Central America . Much love from Flatbush, NY !

  9. As a Dominican, I would answer with another question. Why is any continent divided? why is Europe, Asia, South and North America divided? People have different ideals, ethics, morals, languages, religions, and interests. Haiti and the Dominican Rep. have ZERO in common. Culture, language, religious practices, and values. The situation in Haiti is unfortunate because they have been taken advantage of by the French and the U.S. I bet if there was lots of oil and other important minerals they would have taken control "for the sake of democracy" a looooong time ago.

  10. This history is incorrect, after the revolution and independence, the entire island became Hayti. After the death of the emperor in 1806 the island split horizontally by king Henry and the assassin called Pettion. After the death of king Henry 1820, Boyer reunited the whole island again. In the 1805 emperial constitution of Hayti the independent contry not Haiti the republic of Pettion and Boyer, it clearly stated where Hayti start and where it ends. the Dominicans republic is a fraud created by West using mulattos or the sons of the white barbaric people you know as the enslavors. That's how the Hayti divided into Haiti and Dominican republic.

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