In Search of Solidarity - The Dominican Republic's Long Struggle For Political, Societal & Economic Stability
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This paper describes a chain of events from the establishment of the Dominican Republic that would, over the space of the next five centuries, work to shape the political, societal and economic face of this Caribbean country. It describes the continuing conflict between the powers of Spain and France and the history of instability in politics as well as in society and economy. The paper gives an overview of the economic situation, the societal culture as well as an outlook for the future. It concludes that today, when international interference has subsided, the Dominican Republic will be able to progress and develop.
From the Paper:"The thought of Christopher Columbus' first voyage of discovery in the late fifteenth century leads most of us to mentally envision the coast of North America and what has since come to be known as the country of the United States. When Columbus first sailed the ocean blue in the year 1492, however, he discovered a host of other uncharted territories, among them an island made up of mountainous terrain and rolling, fertile valley situated between the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean that he called La Isla Espanola, or Hispaniola (Weil et al PG). Preliminary interaction with the native Taino, or Arawak, Indians led Columbus to immediately claim the territory in the name of Spain and to make subsequent attempts at settlement and excavation over the next few years. Settlement was finally established in the southern region of the island, in what is now known as the city of Santo Domingo, the largest city within and capital of the independent country currently known as the Dominican Republic (Weil et al PG)."
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