Dominican Republic Researched via: http://wikipedia.org. Student Name : Ababacar Sonko Date: 4/11/11. Where is Dominican Republic located?. The Dominican Republic is situated on the eastern part of the second-largest island in the Greater Antilles, Hispaniola.
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Student Name: Ababacar Sonko
In 1861, after imprisoning, silencing, exiling, and executing many of his opponents and due to political and economic reasons, Santana signed a pact with the Spanish Crown and reverted the Dominican nation to colonial status, the only Latin American country to do so.
His ostensible aim was to protect the nation from another Haitian annexation. But opponents launched the War of the Restoration in 1863, led by Santiago Rodríguez, Benito Monción, and Gregorio Luperón, among others. Haiti, fearful of the re-establishment of Spain as colonial power on its border, gave refuge and supplies to the revolutionaries.
The United States, then fighting its own Civil War, vigorously protested the Spanish action. After two years of fighting, Spain abandoned the island in 1865.