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Wars, Coups, and Conflicts of Haiti

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Haitian War of Indendence (1791-1804)--The enslaved population of Haiti, descended of Africans captured by Europeans, rose in revolt against their French rulers. After thirteen years of brutal warfare and French attempts to re-assert contol, Haiti gained independence from France.

The Haitians benefited from the military leadership of Pierre Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture, who ably defeated French armies. The French captured L'Ouverture through treachery, and imprisoned him in France. The rebellion was then led by Jean Jacques Dessalines, who made named himself as Emperor Alexandre I after Haiti gained independence in 1804.



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