When we examine Haiti neocolonialism, colonialism, and imperialism are built upon …show more content…
For example one can see that both countries gain independence through different methods. In Haiti the revolt was lead by the rebel slaves, which caused the white planters to flee. In contrast in Cuba you could see it was a nation of blacks and whites coming together. In Cuba you can also see how Cuban heritage is celebrated. Also, after they gained independence they both signed treaties that affected their countries. The Cubans were successfully able to block imperialism as the Haitians were unable to. But in both cases it was dictators that took over the country and tried to form it to his own ideals (López, 2014). When we look at the way Cuba was affected by the USSR and the US there is a major difference. Culturally you can see that the USSR has little impact in comparison to the US. It is the US culture that attracts Cubans and has influenced them greatly (Chomsky, Carr, & Smorkaloff, 333). Culturally the US impacted Cuba in a greater way than it did to Haiti. Imperialism was a large role that affected the trajectory of Haiti unlike Cuba during the 20th century. Both countries faced economic struggles dealing with the US. Haiti was directly affected by the actions that the Unites States made (lecture). In contrast Cuba was institutions and forms were affects by the Soviets. Soviets are looked at more negatively compared to the United States (Chomsky, Carr, & Smorkaloff, …show more content…
The trajectories of their countries were influenced by the direct or indirect actions by the United States. They faced different obstacles to become sovereign countries that lead to positives and negatives outcomes in both countries. But they are still affected in the long terms by the policies, treaties, and embargos that have changed their economies (López, 2014).
Chomsky, Aviva, Barry Carr, and Pamela María Smorkaloff. The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Durham: Duke UP, 2003. Print.
Dubois, Laurent. Haiti: The Aftershocks of History. New York: Metropolitan, 2012. Print.
Ferguson, James. A Traveller 's History of the Caribbean. New York: Interlink, 1999. Print.
López, Kathleen. "Dictatorship." Beck Hall, New Brunswick. 30 Sept. 2014. Lecture.
López, Kathleen. "Cuban Revolution." Beck Hall, New Brunswick. 21 Oct. 2014.