History UsefulNotes / DominicanRepublic

29th Jan '16 5:16:15 AM Dimas28
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Don't confuse the country with the (arguably) less well-known Dominica, which is also a sovereign country located in the Caribbean, but is a part of the Lesser Antilles instead of the Greater Antilles in which the DR belong (the former encompasses all those small islands scattered to the north of Venezuela, while the latter includes the "larger" countries including DR, Cuba, Haiti, and the US territory Puerto Rico). It's not helped by the fact that Dominica also has the same cross symbol in its flag, though colored green, or the fact that the demonyms of both countries are "Dominicans" in English.




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* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' series features the country twice in important plot points. The fourth film, ''Fast & Furious'', opens with Dom's gang raiding a truck in the countryside, and the country is also the last place where Dom saw Letty before [[spoiler: her apparent death]]. The seventh film, ''Furious 7'', revisits it again as a safe refuge for Mia and her children while the gang confronts the BigBad, and later on, it is revealed that sometime before the truck raid in the fourth film, [[spoiler: Dom and Letty got married in the country.]]
4th Mar '15 11:31:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Carla from ''{{Scrubs}}'' is Dominican.
* ''TheSerpentAndTheRainbow'' supposedly takes place in Haiti, but the filming [[CaliforniaDoubling was moved to the Dominican Republic]].

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* Carla from ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is Dominican.
* ''TheSerpentAndTheRainbow'' ''Film/TheSerpentAndTheRainbow'' supposedly takes place in Haiti, but the filming [[CaliforniaDoubling was moved to the Dominican Republic]].
19th Nov '13 5:45:46 PM Quag15
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Since ChristopherColumbus arrived on the island on 1492, the island has been constantly changing hands between all kinds of power. It started as a Spanish colony until the end of the 18th century, when it became a French colony. During Napoleonís invasion of Spain, the country enjoyed a brief period of independence before being invaded by Haiti. In 1844 it became independent again, but in a curious turn of events, less than twenty years later they asked Spain to be taken as a colony ''again''. A series of events after that ended with an invasion of the United States in 1916 that lasted until 1922.

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Since ChristopherColumbus arrived on the island on 1492, the island has been constantly changing hands between all kinds of power. It started as a Spanish colony until the end of the 18th century, when it became a French colony. During Napoleonís invasion of Spain, the country enjoyed a brief period of independence before being invaded by Haiti.UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}. In 1844 it became independent again, but in a curious turn of events, less than twenty years later they asked Spain to be taken as a colony ''again''. A series of events after that ended with an invasion of the United States in 1916 that lasted until 1922.
21st Oct '13 8:51:19 PM KentuckyTroper1990
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* Carla from ''{{Scrubs}}'' is from the Dominican Republic.

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* Carla from ''{{Scrubs}}'' is from the Dominican Republic.Dominican.
29th May '13 10:24:48 PM nombretomado
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->The flag shows red and blue quarters divided by a white cross, designed by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Trinitaria La Trinitaria]], the country's anti-Haitian LaResistance [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin led by three men]]. Red, blue and white symbolize sacrifice, liberty and salvation, respectively. At the center is the coat-of-arms, depicting a shield in the national colors, before which are six flags flanking TheBible, supposedly opened at John 8:32, which reads "And the truth shall make you free". Supporting the arms are laurel and palm leaves. Above the shield is a scroll with La Trinitaria's keyword "Dios, Patria, Libertad" ("God, Country, Freedom"), and below is the country's name in Spanish.

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->The flag shows red and blue quarters divided by a white cross, designed by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Trinitaria La Trinitaria]], the country's anti-Haitian LaResistance [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin led by three men]]. Red, blue and white symbolize sacrifice, liberty and salvation, respectively. At the center is the coat-of-arms, depicting a shield in the national colors, before which are six flags flanking TheBible, Literature/TheBible, supposedly opened at John 8:32, which reads "And the truth shall make you free". Supporting the arms are laurel and palm leaves. Above the shield is a scroll with La Trinitaria's keyword "Dios, Patria, Libertad" ("God, Country, Freedom"), and below is the country's name in Spanish.
7th Apr '13 4:14:47 PM Xtifr
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* ''TheBriefWondrousLifeOfOscarWao''

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* ''TheBriefWondrousLifeOfOscarWao''''Literature/TheBriefWondrousLifeOfOscarWao''
24th Feb '13 3:32:13 PM Xtifr
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* ''TheFeastOfTheGoat'' by Mario Vargas Llosa is set during the late parts of the infamous dictatorship era under Rafael Trujillo's government.

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* ''TheFeastOfTheGoat'' ''Literature/TheFeastOfTheGoat'' by Mario Vargas Llosa is set during the late parts of the infamous dictatorship era under Rafael Trujillo's government.
1st Feb '13 2:17:16 AM zero5889
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->The flag shows red and blue quarters divided by a white cross, designed by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Trinitaria La Trinitaria]], the country's anti-Haitian LaResistance [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin led by three men]]. Red, blue and white symbolize sacrifice, liberty and salvation, respectively. At the center is the coat-of-arms, depicting a shield in the national colors, before which are six flags flanking TheBible, supposedly opened at John 8:32, which reads "And the truth shall make you free". Supporting the arms are laurel and palm leaves. Above the shield is a scroll with La Trinitaria's keyword "Dios, Patria, Libertad" ("God, Country, Freedom"), and below is the country's name in Spanish.
2nd Dec '12 2:49:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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If you thought the situation was bad, you can believe ItGotWorse. [[AxCrazy Rafael Trujillo]], generally considered as one of the worst dictators of Latin America, assumed power in 1930, [[{{Egopolis}} indulging in a cult of personality worthy of Stalin or Saddam Hussein]]. He stole almost all the money from international aid, ordered the killings of all kinds of opponents and the Haitians living on the Dominican side of the frontier and also waged other bizarre, crazy acts, like an assassination attempt on the Venezuelan president. He maintained himself and his loyal puppets in power and ensured the country would be ruled with an iron fist. His detractors started to compare him with a rabid dog until the U.S., initially their supporters, got alienated enough to order a CIA plot to kill him in 1961. This was followed by a US invasion and occupation in from 1965 to 1966.

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If you thought the situation was bad, you can believe ItGotWorse.things went worse. [[AxCrazy Rafael Trujillo]], generally considered as one of the worst dictators of Latin America, assumed power in 1930, [[{{Egopolis}} indulging in a cult of personality worthy of Stalin or Saddam Hussein]]. He stole almost all the money from international aid, ordered the killings of all kinds of opponents and the Haitians living on the Dominican side of the frontier and also waged other bizarre, crazy acts, like an assassination attempt on the Venezuelan president. He maintained himself and his loyal puppets in power and ensured the country would be ruled with an iron fist. His detractors started to compare him with a rabid dog until the U.S., initially their supporters, got alienated enough to order a CIA plot to kill him in 1961. This was followed by a US invasion and occupation in from 1965 to 1966.
25th Oct '12 12:17:42 AM Tuckerscreator
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If you thought the situation was bad, you can believe ItGotWorse. [[AxCrazy Rafael Trujillo]], generally considered as one of the worst dictators of Latin America, assumed power in 1930, [[{{Egopolis}} indulging in a cult of personality worthy of Stalin or Sadaam Hussein]]. He stole almost all the money from international aid, ordered the killings of all kinds of opponents and the Haitians living on the Dominican side of the frontier and also waged other bizarre, crazy acts, like an assassination attempt on the Venezuelan president. He maintained himself and his loyal puppets in power and ensured the country would be ruled with an iron fist. His detractors started to compare him with a rabid dog until the U.S., initially their supporters, got alienated enough to order a CIA plot to kill him in 1961. This was followed by a US invasion and occupation in from 1965 to 1966.

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If you thought the situation was bad, you can believe ItGotWorse. [[AxCrazy Rafael Trujillo]], generally considered as one of the worst dictators of Latin America, assumed power in 1930, [[{{Egopolis}} indulging in a cult of personality worthy of Stalin or Sadaam Saddam Hussein]]. He stole almost all the money from international aid, ordered the killings of all kinds of opponents and the Haitians living on the Dominican side of the frontier and also waged other bizarre, crazy acts, like an assassination attempt on the Venezuelan president. He maintained himself and his loyal puppets in power and ensured the country would be ruled with an iron fist. His detractors started to compare him with a rabid dog until the U.S., initially their supporters, got alienated enough to order a CIA plot to kill him in 1961. This was followed by a US invasion and occupation in from 1965 to 1966.
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