The End of Haiti?

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    The end of Haiti? | The Economist

    This article does ask a VERY interesting question. Is the country that we know as Haiti done for? No real Government, criminals all across the land free, etc.

    It seems difficult to imagine how they can recover even with all the aid against those odds. This is truly the worst disaster to occur to any country in recent history at the level that it has.
     
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    I would say the collapse of their government is probably a net positive for them. Though I'm sure it will re-establish itself soon enough.
     
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    It is a good question. I wonder what the answer will be? And more important in my opinion, if Haiti ceases to exist as a nation who or what will move in to take its place?
     
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    That much is obvious I think for the moment any way, warlords.

    It will literally become a No Man's Land. Those who stay for innocent civilians will probably be those who don't want to live, elderly, sick, etc. Certain groups will stay.

    However, the Government it seems at this point is in name only.
     
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    The US will rebuild.

    I think we do better helping people than torturing them. It looks more like the USA I know and love, every day. Once the money stop hemorraging into Iraq, we can spend it on saving lives instead of ending them.
     
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    If there's land and a vacuum history seems to show somebody will want it. Even if it's bare of known resources such as haiti. It could be as simple as feudal warlords taking over, but I wonder who else might be interested?
     
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    Well not many countries could put their foot in without pissing off everyone else. Probably the usual players but it will be interesting to see.
     
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    I'm afraid it's populated by the unwanted.
     
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    Haiti as a US Protectorate?
     
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    Haiti's main problem is that its population is almost exclusively black. Tropical island, frozen tundra, wide desert... the location doesn't matter. It's the people. And people with IQ's bordering on retarded do not create or sustain civilized, attractive societies with decent standards of living.
     

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