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Haiti’s Debt to France

Haiti paid $21 billion to compensate France for the loss of a colony and slaves

Credits: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/women-holds-a-haitian-flag-and-roses-as-people-pray-news-photo/96143976?adppopup=true

Haiti is a nation which has been persistently impoverished ever since its independence in 1804, following the most successful slave rebellion in history the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) and has remained impoverished primarily due to the nations external debt. Haiti was formerly under French…

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Tarik Ata

Tarik Ata

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History with Politics graduate, currently doing an MA in Global History. Freelance Writer. I have a wide array of interests far too many for this bio.