The Colonization of Haiti in 1915 (video)

Haiti is near the United States with fertile land and cheap labor that American business tycoons find attractive. In November 1914, the US Navy Department drew up a proposal called: “Plan for Landing and Occupying the City of Port-au-Prince” that outlined measures to take control of the capital of Haiti; and also set forth an official public rationale to invade: “solely for the establishment of law and order.” That rationale sufficed for immediate intervention, which American President Woodrow Wilson soon ordered without consulting Congress. With European powers busy with World War I, the American empire dispatched US Marines to invade Haiti and seize control. The American colonization of Haiti succeeded, but at the cost of thousands of Haitian lives while military records list 146 US Marines killed during their 19-year occupation.

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5 thoughts on “The Colonization of Haiti in 1915 (video)”

  1. I knew the USA briefly occupied Haiti but I did not know that much about it. I did not know there were Germans there that took Haitian Citizenship, if the Americans did the same thing, they would be allowed to own land. There was no need to start to war and colonize them. The rule was no one with foreign citizenship could own land there.

    1. Years ago i had a job offer in Haiti running a missionary farm for the Baptist church . Seems to me the former farm manager had fled to the Dominican republic because the Haitians were trying to kill him . He claimed the Haitians were dangerous people

  2. Now the Clinton Crime Foundation basically owns the nation. Seriously, how many more reasons can there be to think Wilson was absolutely the worst president in US history?

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