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SOME Haitians and Dominicans cannot get along for many reasons. it's not just that all Haitians hate Dominicans and all Dominicans hate Haitians. One side of the Island was colonized by Spain and the other by France, nations that were rivals, so that gave Dominicans a national pride they had to prove to Spain and the same for the Haitians. SOME Haitians and Dominicans cannot get along for many reasons. it's not just that all Haitians hate Dominicans and all Dominicans hate Haitians. The separate Spanish vs. French influences resulted in deep-set cultural differences that contribute to the long-standing Haitian-Dominican conflict. Dominicans, as a group, generally came to identify with their Spaniard/ European roots (and Taino roots to a lesser extent) more strongly than they identify with their African roots. Haitians identify with their African roots and with some French cultural heritage. Hence, the two countries are culturally and linguistically very different, causing additional conflict.

Haiti gained its independence from France in 1802. It was one of the first independent nations in the Americas, and the first to be ruled by and for former slaves. In 1821, Dominicans declared their first independence from Spain. On 1822, the Haitian military invaded Dominican territory. Haitians soon gained control of Santo Domingo. A positive effect of that was that they ended slavery in the Dominican side of the island. However, in effort to unify the island, Boyer then took over Santo Domingo and its people. During twenty two years of Haitian occupation, the Haitians implemented what some Dominicans viewed as a brutal military regime. Use of the French language over Spanish was enforced, and the army closed La Universidad Santo Tomas de Aquino. In addition, the Haitian army confiscated all church land and property and imposed mandatory military service. In order to raise funds for the huge indemnity of 150 million francs that Haiti agreed to pay the former French colonists, and which was subsequently lowered to 60 million francs, Haiti imposed heavy taxes on the Dominicans. Since Haiti was unable to adequately provision its army, the occupying forces largely survived by commandeering or confiscating food and supplies at gunpoint. In the Dominican War of Independence, Dominicans fought against the Haitian occupation, gaining freedom from Hatian rule in1844.
The history of conflicts has continued, including the Pasley Massacre, which was a government-sponsored genocide in October 1937, at the direct order of Dominican Dictator Rafael Trujillo who ordered the execution of the Haitian population living in the borderlands with Haiti. Estimates of the total number of deaths vary considerably and range from a low of 547 to a high of 30,000. This incident is, understandably so, a huge scar in the Dominican-Haitian relationships.

For many years, there has been a large population of immigrants in the Dominican Republic and, like in so many other countries, they are resented by the population and blamed for economic and social troubles in the island. Combined with the history of animosity on both sides, it's a constant conflict.
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