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Thread: which caribbean isle made a serious contribution to history??

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    which caribbean isle made a serious contribution to history??

    for me, i would say Cuba and Haiti...

    Haiti being the first freed black nation and opposing the wrath of France and Napoleon (unfortunately overshadowed by the battle of Waterloo)

    Cuba and by extension Fidel Castro for turning the American playground wid a 2% literacy rate to a 99% literacy rate and exporting H.I.V research to France to help the world
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    I would say all...

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    Serious is a killer word.
    I suppose Jamaica's music is a serious contribution and influence.

    Eric Williams's theory on why slavery ended was serious, but that has since been challenged.

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    Thumbs up Speaking of Individuals I will say..

    Toussaint (Haiti)..Garvey (JAM)...leads the pack....although Stokley Carmichael was not born in T&T, I have to draw special reference to him

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    Haiti.


    Without a question.


    If it weren't for Haiti, the US would not be what it is today. Haiti defeated the French. Napolean gave away the Lousiianna Purchase because he no longer needed it. France no longer needed it because it it no longer had Haiti in its posession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant View Post
    Toussaint (Haiti)..Garvey (JAM)...leads the pack....although Stokley Carmichael was not born in T&T, I have to draw special reference to him
    Where was he born? I thought it was T&T, just asking not doubting - my son had a project his teacher gave him on Stokley and I thought he was born in trini.
    Man ah Barbeerian bound tuh be by de bar beer in meh hand beastly cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steupz View Post
    Serious is a killer word.
    I suppose Jamaica's music is a serious contribution and influence.

    Eric Williams's theory on why slavery ended was serious, but that has since been challenged.
    Dancehall influenced Hip-hop, but where did the Jmaicans get their toasting style from?


    Jamaicans used to pick up frequencies from southern Blues stations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notorious saga View Post
    Where was he born? I thought it was T&T, just asking not doubting - my son had a project his teacher gave him on Stokley and I thought he was born in trini.
    I stand corrected...

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    I hear you Steupz..


    Serious is a strong word..

    I think most times haiti is over looked due to them not speaking english..

    and world media, dem still embarrassed that a black nation could defeat a great political mind like Napoleon
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    Funny how a sizeable amount of Trinbagonians who live in T&T dont know about Stokley CarMichael..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant View Post
    Funny how a sizeable amount of Trinbagonians who live in T&T dont know about Stokley CarMichael..
    That's because he was somewhat of a cast away, he was labeled a trouble maker to many people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notorious saga View Post
    That's because he was somewhat of a cast away, he was labeled a trouble maker to many people.
    But what is deem as a troublemaker is subjective and opinated..A troublemaker to me may be a hero to you...and vice versa...so its not the media and authorities job to choose my opinion. Their job is to display the news from a neutral perspective...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steupz View Post
    Serious is a killer word.
    I suppose Jamaica's music is a serious contribution and influence.

    Eric Williams's theory on why slavery ended was serious, but that has since been challenged.
    because people get sentimental (within reason)

    I championed his theory for my UG thesis...it took a lot out of me to actually put aside sentiment to get to the crux of what he was saying

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    So notorious Saga..alot of people thought Nelson Mandela was a troublemaker in South Africa too...see what am saying .."Trouble maker" is subjective..

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