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Haiti... or Dominican Republic?

For each statement, guess whether it refers to Haiti or the Dominican Republic.
Last updated: February 21, 2019
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1. Is further east
Dominican Republic
Haiti
2. Was a French colony
Haiti
Dominican Republic
3. Has a higher GDP per capita
Dominican Republic
Haiti
4. Baseball is the most popular sport
Dominican Republic
Haiti
5. Its capital city is Santo Domingo
Haiti
Dominican Republic
6. Became an independent state first
Dominican Republic
Haiti
7. Has two official languages
Dominican Republic
Haiti
Haiti's two official languages are French and Haitian Creole. The Dominican Republic speaks Spanish.
8. Home to the first permanent European settlement in the Americas
Haiti
Dominican Republic
9. 95% of the population is black
Dominican Republic
Haiti
10. An earthquake killed over 100,000 people in 2010
Dominican Republic
Haiti
11. Was ruled by dictators "Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc"
Haiti
Dominican Republic
12. Has the larger land area
Haiti
Dominican Republic
13. Is known for its cigars
Haiti
Dominican Republic
Cigars make up 5% of the Dominican Republic's exports
14. Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta was born there
Haiti
Dominican Republic
15. Is known for Vodou (aka Voodoo)
Haiti
Dominican Republic
Most Haitians are Christians. No accurate numbers exist for how many people practice Vodou, especially since some Vodou practices are mixed together with Christian ones
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level 51
Feb 22, 2019
Had one attempt for the fun of it....thought I didn't know that much (do know some basics 'cause i studied history). Apparently also some good guesses. Got a 100% at first attempt. Fully surprised myself. xD
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level 61
Feb 22, 2019
Interesting, same thing happened to me, I was surprised. Nice when hunches pay off.
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level 61
May 16, 2019
Same!
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level 77
Feb 22, 2019
With the exception of "Gained independence first" if it has negative connotations choose Haiti. Poorer, dictators, earthquakes, smaller, voodoo...
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level 30
Feb 22, 2019
How is gained independence first negative?
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level 29
Feb 22, 2019
He's saying it is not negative. The only successful slave rebellion, however it was incredibly bloody and violent.
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level 75
Feb 26, 2019
Bloody and violent, like the slavery they were trying to free themselves from.

It's easy to trace Haiti's poverty to the reparations they were forced to pay France for 'lost property' of slaves. In today's dollars it would be around $21 million USD. Sick and sad.
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level 67
Feb 22, 2019
What's so bad about having multiple languages?
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level 77
Feb 22, 2019
Nothing, it's agnostic.No negative connotation either way.
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level 67
May 15, 2019
And vodou? Worse than...?
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level 64
May 15, 2019
'smaller' and 'having multiple languages' are not negative. New Zealand is smaller than Australia, and has multiple languages, and we take pride in both of these things.
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level 75
Feb 22, 2019
Thank you, Seinfeld!
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level 15
Feb 22, 2019
I found these questions pretty easy and not too interesting. Maybe try to put more challenging questions that don't seem too obvious. If you agree, try adrmcm's quiz series which is very similar to this one, though he started his idea first. Overall, good idea, though changes MUST be made :)
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level 53
Feb 24, 2019
Not sure why it's "easy". I only missed 2, but I mostly guessed. What's easy for you isn't easy for other people.
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level 15
Feb 25, 2019
Because you just have to make educated guesses about the fact that Haiti is poorer than the Dominican Republic to know most of them. @pablo means that it doesn't take any skill or knowledge to get the right answer.
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level 68
Feb 25, 2019
When did someone decide we spell voodoo differently?
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level 75
Feb 26, 2019
I'm not sure who the 'we' is, but it's spelled in many ways, reflecting the challenges of transliteration and word-borrowing between languages.
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level 53
May 15, 2019
How about Larger Population? Haiti has around 1 million people more than the DR in 2017 according to Worldometer
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level 60
May 15, 2019
Probably the easiest of the “Compare Two Countries” series thus far.
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level 61
May 16, 2019
Everyone has a higher gdp than Haiti