It occupies the western three-eighths of the island which it shares with the Dominican Republic. The first Europeans arrived on 5 December during the first voyage of Christopher Columbus , who initially believed he had found India or China. Competing claims and settlements by the French led to the western portion of the island being ceded to France , which named it Saint-Domingue. French colonists established lucrative sugarcane plantations , worked by slaves brought from Africa, which made the colony one of the richest in the world. In the midst of the French Revolution —99 , slaves and free people of color launched the Haitian Revolution — , led by a former slave and the first black general of the French Army , Toussaint Louverture , whose military genius and political acumen turned a society of slaves into an independent country.
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The zombie, often portrayed as an undead, flesh-eating, decaying corpse, has enjoyed a popularity surge in recent years. But are zombies real? Unlike many other monsters—which are mostly a product of superstition, religion and fear— zombies have a basis in fact, and several verified cases of zombies have been reported from Haitian voodoo culture. Zombies are usually portrayed as strong but robotic beings with rotting flesh.
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