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Who did Dominican Republic gain independence from

The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two islands in the world that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest country in the Caribbean by area (after Cuba) and is the most populous with over 10 million people. The Dominican Republic is a democracy with a strong presidential system.

The Dominican Republic’s history began with the arrival of Christopher Columbus on December 5, 1492. Columbus claimed the island for the Spanish Crown, establishing the first European settlement in the Americas. The Dominican people declared independence from Spain on November 27, 1844 but were quickly annexed by the Haitian Army in February 1822. The country remained under Haitian rule until 1844, when nationalist leader Juan Pablo Duarte led a successful uprising against the Haitians. The Dominican Republic’s independence was formally recognized by the international community in 1865.

The Dominican Republic has a long history of political instability, with frequent coups and dictatorships. The most recent period of instability began in April 1965, when General Rafael Trujillo, the country’s dictator for 31 years, was assassinated. This event sparked a civil war that lasted for 10 years. In 1978, a new constitution was adopted and the country has since been governed by a democratically-elected civilian government.

The Dominican Republic is a middle-income developing country with a growing economy. Tourism is an important sector of the economy, with the Dominican Republic being the most popular destination in the Caribbean. The country is also a major exporter of sugar, coffee, cocoa, and tobacco.

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