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By Douglas A. Phillips

Inhabited by means of the Taino Indians because the 7th century, the Dominican Republic turned the positioning of the 1st eu payment within the Americas whilst Christopher Columbus claimed the island for Spain in 1492. Santo Domingo proudly boasts the 1st cathedral, fort, medical institution, monastery, collage, palace, and streets within the Americas. as soon as governed by way of Spain, France, and Haiti, the rustic ultimately received its independence in 1844 and modeled its structure after the U.S. structure. A legacy of unsettled, nonrepresentative rule undefined, capped by means of the ironfisted dictatorship of normal Rafael Trujillo. this day, the Dominican Republic is a democratic republic with an enormous railway and an economic system in line with tourism. due to the tremendous inequalities one of the wealthy and the bad, Dominicans nonetheless face many hardships, and excessive unemployment is still a problem. within the Dominican Republic, discover this island nation's background, tradition, peoples, and executive.

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