Haiti

Baby Doc

Baby Doc


  • Born: July 03, 1951 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • Died: October 04, 2014 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • Other Names: Baby Doc

  • Nationality: Haitian

  • Occupation: President (Government)..

  • Republic of Haiti, president, 1971-86.




It was a cruel leadership, I know this because in paragraph 13 lines 2-3 it states, “ This time the government's usual harsh repressive measures only worsened the massive unrest. Fearing for his life, Duvalier fled to France in a U.S. cargo plane with his family and 17 associates. France granted temporary asylum, but then asked the Duvalier party to find another place of refuge; yet no other country would accept them’


Duvalier

  • When Duvalier died his son Jean-Claude then justed 19 years old succeed him at first Jean Claude was happy to be a figurehead while his mother and his father’s old advisers ran the country for him.

-What type of government was it ?

  1. The type of government was a dictatorship. I know this because it states in paragraph 2 lines 2-4, “ The temporary nature of dictatorship was central to its conception, leading writers such as Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527) and Jean-Jacques Rousseau to defend its powers in responding to crises. Even rulers acknowledged the specific meaning of the term. After Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) seized power extralegally, for example, he was known as “emperor,” not as “dictator.” The one exception seems to have been José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia (1766–1840) in Paraguay, who labeled himself “the perpetual dictator”—an oxymoron by the standards of original meaning.”

-Who were the leaders at this time?

“Papa Doc” Duvalier in the fourth paragraph 4 lines 1-2 When Duvalier died in 1971 his son, Jean-Claude, then just nineteen years old, succeeded him. At first, Jean Claude was happy to be a figurehead while his mother and his father’s old advisers ran the country for him. And Paragraph.

Papa Doc was the leader.

I know this because in paragraph 1 lines 1 it states, “Papa Doc” Duvalier (1907–1971), president of Haiti from 1957 to 1971, was marked by autocracy and violence.”

  • He was born July 03, 1951 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • He died October 04, 2014 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • He lived in Haiti I know

  • He Was the President of the government

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  • I know this because in paragraph He used his militia to extend his control over all aspects of Haitian society, ruthlessly killing or exiling political opponents. Many of the Haitian ruling class, both mulat commercial elites and darker-skinned military men, were his victims. Duvalier also had opponents outside the country, most notably the Kennedy administration in the United States, but in the end the United States gave him grudging support in response to his unwavering opposition to communism. In 1964 he declared himself president for life. Duvalier did open up opportunities for some black to rise in Haitian society, but he brooked no dissent, and there was no semblance of democracy in Haiti.

  • When Duvalier died his son Jean-Claude then justed 19 years old succeed him at first Jean Claude was happy to be a figurehead while his mother and his father’s old advisers ran the country for him.

Papa Doc

What was the status of the country's wealth?

  1. The country was poor. I know this because in Paragraph 2 lines 4-5, “In spite of his professed sympathies for the common people of Haiti, Duvalier became infamous for his financial corruption, using his position to amass enormous personal wealth while the overwhelming majority of Haitian people remained desperately poor, with little access to education or health care. Together with his son and successor, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who ruled Haiti until 1986, Duvalier left a legacy of poverty and corruption that continued to plague the tiny island nation into the 21st century.”

2.I know this because in paragraph 13 line 3 it states, “During Duvalier's tenure in office, the already precarious Haitian economy went into precipitous decline, a situation that was exacerbated by the mass exodus of educated Haitians who were forced or voluntarily fled into exile”.

What type of leadership was it ?

  1. It was a cruel leadership. I know this because In the text it states in paragraph 13 line 1, "No one was spared: men, women, children, families from all classes, and even entire towns were subjected to the tyrannical and unpredictable violence of the state. By striking against all, anywhere and at any time, the new violence became as symbolic as it was preventative.”

2.. In the text it states in 13 paragraph line 1, “In his singular focus on maintaining power, Duvalier also employed an elaborate array of corrupt schemes to finance his security forces, shore up the economic strength of his regime, enrich his own family, and line the pockets of his inner circle of supporters.”

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