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Haiti Revolution

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Collins Udekigbo

on 14 February 2011

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Haiti Revolution The revolution was actually a series of conflicts during the period 1791–1804 In the late 1790s Toussaint Louverture, a military leader and former slave, gained control of several areas and earned the initial support of French agents The French wishing to maintain control of the island attempted to restore the old regime by sending in General Charles Leclerc with an army. The French commander and a large part of his army were defeated, and in November 1803 the viscount de Rochambeau surrendered the remnant of the expedition. On Jan. 1, 1804, the entire island was declared independent under the Arawak-derived name of Haiti.
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