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  • The Black Napoleon
  • Hello! My name is Toussaint L'Ouverture, leader of the Haitian Revolution. I am not only a military general who led the revolt against the French, but a former slave as well.
  • French
  • Our French colony of Saint-Dominigue is having a social and political disturbance! This is our wealthiest overseas colony, which is because of the production generated by the enslaved labor force.
  • Enslavement
  • Not for long, we will rebel!
  • We help with the production of coffee, sugar, indigo, and cotton.
  • Toussaint L'Ouverture is introducing himself and sharing his role in the Haitian Revolution. Also, his nickname was The Black Napoleon.
  • Toussaint L'Ouverture vs French
  • I will end the revolt if you French abolish slavery.
  • Okay!... Wait, you are planning another revolt. Arrest him in the Alps!
  • These are the French and their roles played in the Haitian Revolution.
  • Jean-Jacques Dessalines
  • I am Jean-Jacques Dessalines and I am the new leader. I picked up where Toussaint left off and led the Revolution until he declared Haiti an independent nation.
  • Parts engaged by the slaves in the Haitian Revolution are being described. Which succeeded in ending slavery and French control over the colony.
  • The Black Revolution
  • Toussaint L'Ouverture and the French were making an agreement, until the French made an assumption and arrested Toussaint where he died ten months later.
  • After the death of Toussaint L'Ouverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines took over and finished leading the Revolution to success.
  • The Black Revolution led to other revolutions and political power. It was the first successful black Revolution and that founded a new country.
  • The first black colony to be declared an independent nation and became an example of a successful Revolution against a European empire.
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