Create a province for Dominicans abroad?

NALs

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I find this quite stupid, but some are promoting creating one more DR province. Essentially, this one covers the rest of the planet. lol

Francisco Fernández also says things like don’t focus on how much representatives and legislators are making, rather what should be the focus is what is being done.

This was expressed in an interview done in NYC to candidates for representing the 1st Circunscription (includes the USA) of the Dominican diaspora in the DR Congress.

 

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Many countries have The Ministry For Diaspora but this idea is just ridiculous. Maybe the new province would get the same status as the Native American Reservations have within the US 😁
 

melphis

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A few years ago some idiots where trying to get Turks and Caicos as a 11th Canadian province or 4th territory. Naturally it failed miserably as it should.
Now the DR is in a much better position to do this. The country has a long basically unprotected boarder, the government does not listen to its people, most tax dollars are spent on people who do not pay tax and a lot of the people speak a version of French that the rest of the French speaking world can't understand.
It's a natural fit.
 

NALs

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A few years ago some idiots where trying to get Turks and Caicos as a 11th Canadian province or 4th territory. Naturally it failed miserably as it should.
That wasn’t too far fetched. Look how the US got parts of its territory. Almost the entire midwest was bought from France, Alaska was bought from Russia, the US Virgin Islands were bought from the Danish.

The Turks and Caicos belong to the UK. Nowadays countries take into consideration what the locals of these places think about having their land sold to someone else, but the UK could decide to sell them to Canada.

Puerto Rico belongs to the USA, but the USA can sell PR to any other country and Puerto Ricans have no say in it.

Spain did the same in 1795, not sold but ceded the Spanish part of the island to France. Well, Dominicans didn’t agreed with that and within 15 years +/- it was given back to Spain by the will of the Dominicans. The DR has Dominicans who always get what they want regarding who owns their land, but many places don’t have the equivalent of Dominicans and I don’t think Turks and Caicos is an exception to that. Those islands are sold to Canada and they become Canadian territory and that’s that.

Dominicans are the ones that decide who controls their land and if they are not happy with the result, the “owners” are going to be kicked out. By that point it’s a given. They are leaving whether they want to or not. But, as said already, much of the world isn’t populated by equivalence of Dominicans.

Now the DR is in a much better position to do this. The country has a long basically unprotected boarder, the government does not listen to its people, most tax dollars are spent on people who do not pay tax and a lot of the people speak a version of French that the rest of the French speaking world can't understand.

It's a natural fit.
A Dominican province can’t be created in land that isn’t Dominican.
 

melphis

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A Dominican province can’t be created in land that isn’t Dominican.
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Yes, but look at the big picture. Dominican could become a territory of Canada. Now look at the really big picture, Canda could become a territory of the DR.
I'm sure the DR military machine could kick Canada's butt.
 

carlos

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Classic case of people trying to justify their job/role and coming up with silly ideas.
 
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NALs

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melphis said:
Yes, but look at the big picture. Dominican could become a territory of Canada. Now look at the really big picture, Canda could become a territory of the DR.
I'm sure the DR military machine could kick Canada's butt.
If Dominicans don’t want to or change their minds after the fact, history show in more than one occasion that sooner or later the Canadian government leaves the Dominican territory. The question is if they do so on their own with peace all around or wait until the Dominicans kick them out,

History also show that this isn’t what happens in places inhabited by people from the Virgin Islands or from the Turks and Caicos. Most of the people living in those islands are descendants of people that never did anything to kick anyone out, but in the DR… It could be there are natives of those islands similar to the Dominicans on this respect, but they must be very few to never get this their way.