A Tropical Paradise
The history of the Dominican Republic began when Christopher Columbus landed on the island around December of 1492. It was inhabited by the Taino before the spanish conquered the island and named it Hispaniola. Later on, two countries formed on the island: Dominican Republic and Haiti. The two countries lived peacefully until Haiti conquered the Dominican Republic in 1821 and ruled until 1844. Eventually, the Dominicans fought back and took over two-thirds of the island.