It is also the first black nation to win it's independence in the Americas.
Judy: Really? I heard that it used to be populated by the Taïno indians until the whites, spanish, and french brought African slaves into the country for sugarcane plantations.
Trudy: That is true. and ever since then, the slaves revolted with Toussaint Louverture and won their independence. I don't think those whites, spaniards, and french ever forgave them.
Judy: Oh yeah. Since then, the Haitians have been paying for their independence. They have a long way to go until they're stable.