The DR has been taken over (for those who did not know)

Matilda

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In a very interesting article about the birds which are the symbol of each state in the United States, here

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/outdoors/3931155-blane-klemek-state-birds-represent-each-united-states

the obviously highly knowledgable author points out:

"Indeed, an official state bird represents every one of this country?s United States, including territories of the U.S. such as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. "

Does anyone know when we became a U.S. territory? And do many Americans believe this?

Matilda
 

Derfish

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In a very interesting article about the birds which are the symbol of each state in the United States, here

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/outdoors/3931155-blane-klemek-state-birds-represent-each-united-states

the obviously highly knowledgable author points out:

"Indeed, an official state bird represents every one of this country’s United States, including territories of the U.S. such as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. "

Does anyone know when we became a U.S. territory? And do many Americans believe this?

Matilda
THe US Senate voted no in 1870 to have San Domingo as part of the USA.
 

dulce

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Never heard of the DR being a US territory.
The article did say this : And it should be noted that the Dominican Republic’s national bird is the palmchat, a bird that resembles a brown thrasher but is more closely related to waxwings.
 

wrecksum

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If this were ever to be true---I'm off!
Not the police state of the USA.

Bye...

(Mind you,perfectly true about most Americans ability to pick out countries on a map.Fortunately the USAF has a Google database for who to bomb next).


But out of all the interesting,if few, species of birds, why pick such a boring one...

I vote Hispaniola Parakeet or the beautiful and sleek Hispaniola Kestrel..
 

PICHARDO

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In a very interesting article about the birds which are the symbol of each state in the United States, here

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/outdoors/3931155-blane-klemek-state-birds-represent-each-united-states

the obviously highly knowledgable author points out:

"Indeed, an official state bird represents every one of this country?s United States, including territories of the U.S. such as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. "

Does anyone know when we became a U.S. territory? And do many Americans believe this?

Matilda
The DR was a US territory back when they took over the administration and had a military governor take care of things.
Funny thing is that it never conceded the administration back to a formal Gov in the DR, but a transitional administration.

As far as I know we are still allowed to call the DR an independent country by the U.S...

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The DR was a US territory back when they took over the administration and had a military governor take care of things.
Funny thing is that it never conceded the administration back to a formal Gov in the DR, but a transitional administration.

As far as I know we are still allowed to call the DR an independent country by the U.S...

LoL
Seriously Pichardo, where do you find this stuff.

The DR has never been a US Territory as addressed by the Constitution.

The only plausible explanation for your statement would be that the the DR was territory the US occupied at one time....but is not, nor ever has been, a US Territory.

As Derfish points out above, there was a move by the DR to be annexed by the US.....but it never happened....as the US Senate questioned as fraudulent the vote that took place in the DR to be annexed.


Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
 

bienamor

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he finds it in the same place he finds e money for motoconchos and the DR gold standard.
also the metro feeder busses that they finally gave to OMSA. This was due to the busses setting idle for years, and being afraid of the country owners.
 

london777

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... the US Senate questioned as fraudulent the vote that took place in the DR.
They had more sense in those days, then?

Dominicans were always trying to give their country away. Twice to the US and once to Spain. Finally they succeeded in giving it away to the World Bank and IMF.