VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > E. Latin America and the Caribbean, 1914–1945 > 5. The West Indies > d. The Dominican Republic
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(See 1899–1916)
 
d. The Dominican Republic
 
 
1914, June 26
 
Fearing for the safety of U.S.-owned sugar estates, the U.S. government intervened in Dominican struggles to restore order.  1
 
1916, May
 
Further outbreaks resulted in further intervention.  2
 
Nov. 29
 
U.S. MARINES INVADED AND OCCUPIED THE COUNTRY. Immediately the American occupying force took over banks and customs houses and broke up small-scale peasant holdings to protect and expand U.S.-owned enterprises. U.S. administrators devastated traditional landholders by imposing modern landownership regulations in the country. This generated opposition in the republic as well as in the U.S., and made the Americans anxious for an early withdrawal of the occupying force.  3
 
 
 
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