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A Different Bicentenary

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:45 am
by Gelin
A period of 200 years of history in the life of a nation is long time, and people are right to celebrate it when it happens:

* In 1976, the United States celebrated its 200th anniversary - Great stuff!

* In 1989, France celebrated its 200th anniversary - Beautiful stuff!

* In 2004, Haiti attempted to celebrate its 200th anniversary - Mmm Hmm!

It's the same length of time, but a very different outcome in the land called 'the mother of liberty'.

gelin

Re: A Different Bicentenary

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:10 pm
by Gelin
"...When the United States celebrated its 200th year of independence and existence in 1976, people came from all around the world to participate in this great event…In 1989, Paris received people from many countries to participate in the great festivities of its bicentenary…Now, when it comes to Haiti's attempt to celebrate its own bicentenary, the picture is entirely different…American and French soldiers jointly invaded the country, removed the government and appointed a provisional group of their choice…”

Chapter 1 – A Very UN-Happy Bicentenary

http://books.google.com/books/about/Hai ... zqugAACAAJ