View Poll Results: Before this thread, were you aware the DR was originally 5K km2 bigger?

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Thread: The Original Dominican-Haitian Border

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    A large copy of an 1858 map is currently being sold in Amazon and has the original border. Only 5 left at time of posting this.

    In the section that zooms in on Santo Domingo city it even marks where several Haitian leaders settled during the month long seige Dessalines made in the invasion of 1805. That was the invasion that Dessalines murdered all Dominicans, burned down all the towns and rural homes, and even killed the livestock and poultry that he found along the way back to Haiti; all an act of revenge for Dominicans rejecting his rule and his inability to conquer the city of SD.

    Overall, a very nice map.

    http://www.amazon.com/GRANDE-Mapa-SA...dp/B00OGNN4YG/
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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post

    I noticed kids are everywhere dressing school uniform or just carrying a backpack.

    This is good, they are getting education at least.

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    It was not a formal border
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    Quote Originally Posted by greydread View Post
    Originally there were no Haitians or Dominicans either, however once a border was established it wasn't honored by the Haitians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob saunders View Post
    Originally there were no Haitians or Dominicans either, however once a border was established it wasn't honored by the Haitians.
    Well who "established" the border?

    Certainly not Dominicans.

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    I don't see how the ancient Taino chiefdoms have anything to do with the way the island is divvied up now.
    It is interesting to anthropologists, of course.
    The border as it is today has been mutually agreed upon by both countries. That does not mean that everyone is happy about it.
    Still, everyone knows where it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier_Onassis View Post
    I don't see how the ancient Taino chiefdoms have anything to do with the way the island is divvied up now.
    It is interesting to anthropologists, of course.
    The border as it is today has been mutually agreed upon by both countries. That does not mean that everyone is happy about it.
    Still, everyone knows where it is.
    If it weren't for the French and the Spanish there would have never been a border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greydread View Post
    Well who "established" the border?

    Certainly not Dominicans.
    Mute point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob saunders View Post
    Mute point.
    ...and moot too

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