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Propose to annex itself to United States 3 30.00%
Propose to annex itself to France 7 70.00%
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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lmao you got to be kidding

Bali did a variation on that, branding thenselves as a unique and exotic culture.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Being on the same island as DR, I assume Haiti also has great beaches. Why haven't they used this resource to their advantage? I am sure they could also have a thriving tourism industry.
They used to, as recently as the 70s I think, but it went down to the tubes due to political and societal instability.
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:59 AM
 
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Being on the same island as DR, I assume Haiti also has great beaches. Why haven't they used this resource to their advantage? I am sure they could also have a thriving tourism industry.
Haiti had stable tourism in two periods. The 40s/50s and 70/80s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j_6gJZPlMI&t=9s


At one time Haiti's tourism was higher than DR's. The Haitian goverment is currently trying to develop the Nord region which has potential for tourism especially landmarks such as the Citadelle and many beaches. Also the main city like Cap-Haitien is not a hellhole like Port Au Prince. Yes, Haiti has many great beaches from the north and south coast.

Thing is more flights need to be taken into the Cap-Haitian airport and Haiti needs to market itself better for tourism like Jamaica. Anyways, Haitians have been trying to develop the tourism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joeR0bvq5zA&t=252s

IMO the corrupt PHTK party needs to be removed for real stability to come.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:59 AM
 
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How many people yearly visited Haiti on its good times?
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:35 PM
 
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neither!
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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Haiti isn’t some country in Africa or in Asia, where most of the people alive today would exists with or without the arrival of the French. In order for Haiti to arise as an independent country and as a people (not just the identity and culture, but also the physical people), the French needed to be there first. There is no way around this. Haiti’s independence movement happen the way it did precisely because how the French treated them. After Haiti became independent, the French instead of helping the place put more barriers.

It doesn’t matter which way a person wants to look at it, the French share a responsibility with what Haiti has become. More so with a country like Haiti than any other country they have influenced around the world. Saint-Domingue (modern day Haiti) was the richest colony ever created in the world. There are still palaces in Paris that have Haitian wood as part of their indoor decorations! Adam Smith talks about the greatness of that place in his book The Wealth of Nations. Cap Haitian (which at that time was Cap Francois) was the richest city in all of the Americas with the most mercantile ship lines to Europe.

Now the French government want to pretend it never happen. Never mind that you can actually see it in many palaces of Paris, some of which are tourist attractions. In Haiti itself they even have the names of leading French families in various places of their geography. For example, near Gonaives is a place named Desdunes. It turns out on that same place the Desdunes family grew the best cotton grown in the Western Hemisphere.
Forget about France, that's ludicrous.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:00 PM
 
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Forget about France, that's ludicrous.
I forgot about France for Haiti. Everybody knows that country has a greater influence and modern connection to the DR than it does with Haiti. I think after the French colonies in the Caribbean, especially Guadaloupe and Martinique, the DR must be the country in the Caribbean that gets the most from France in this day and age. As if that is not enough, most of the French people today on Hispaniola live in the DR than in Haiti. Ridiculous when is taken into account that they were a basis on which Haiti was created. Without the French, that country would had never come into existence.
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Old Today, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Haiti doesn't need assistance from other countries

All they need to do is start planting industrial hemp which will rejuvenate their soils, and make the soils rich again, then they can start planting crops to feed the people, and make linens from the hemp, then they can start exporting

"The rich soil and generally favorable environment for growing crops made it ideal for growing a wide range of products that were difficult to grow on other continents."

https://www.captivatinghistory.com/t...aint-domingue/
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