The Duvalier Regime
"Papa Doc + Baby Doc"
Papa Doc thought everyone was out to get him. He established the Tonton Mascoutes which were to balance out the power of the army and terrorize political opposition. Duvalier then changed policies allowing him to keep power for as long as he could and eventually have his son follow in his footsteps. During his reign Papa Doc was able to establish a cult of personality where his followers said he was the perfect embodiment of the Haitian nation. Papa Doc only was concerned about himself and let Haiti's gross national product be the lowest in the nation.
Letter from Jean-Claude to Francois
I dont think I can handle the pressure of being the next president. I am very young and have not accomplished anything significant. I lack the qualifications to run this country. If I step up to the challenge Ill do what you have taught me. I will run the country they way I want to and not listen to any other opinion. I will try to keep the Duvalier name in Haiti for aslong as possible. Dad, I do not want to disappoint you ill try my best but I'm just going to look out for myself.