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'''Hispaniola''' is a [[Caribbean|Caribbean island]] that was explored and claimed by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492 and became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the [[United States of America|American]] mainland.  Today it encompasses the two separate countries:
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'''Hispaniola''' is a [[Caribbean|Caribbean island]] that was explored and claimed by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492 and became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the [[United States of America|American]] mainland.  Today it encompasses two separate countries:
  
 
* '''[[Dominican Republic]]''' - Occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island.
 
* '''[[Dominican Republic]]''' - Occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island.

Revision as of 19:11, 12 March 2009

Hispaniola is a Caribbean island that was explored and claimed by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492 and became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. Today it encompasses two separate countries:

  • Dominican Republic - Occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island.
  • Haiti - Occupies the western third of the island.


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