République d'Haïti
Key Understanding:
• Economic, social, political, and
geographic factors affect
economic development and
interdependence of countries.
In 1492, Columbus claimed
Hispaniola for Spain.
The Taínos were forced to be servants.
Within ten years, disease and
enslavement had nearly wiped out the
African slaves were brought in to work
the plantations.
In 1697, the French gained control of the
western side of the island.
In 1791, the slaves revolted against the
French. Haiti became the world’s first
Black republic.
Toussaint L’Ouverture led the
revolution. He governed the colony
until he was kidnapped by Napoleon in
Haiti still has many characteristics of
Haiti is one of the most underdeveloped
and poorest nations in the Caribbean.
A lack of natural resources, little
foreign commerce or trade, and …
Its dependence on foreign
nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
Capital is the most lacking factor of
production in Haiti.
It is expensive for Haiti and Cuba to
trade with Central America because of
their location.
In 2010, an earthquake devastated
Haiti. 200,000 people died.
The economy has gotten even worse.