August 1933

The Western Hemisphere King

Volume 18, Issue 2
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With all the great and proud nations on the western hemisphere, none of them can turn down the corner of a page in their history showing that they were ever ruled by a king; except the little black Republic of Haiti; however, as the nearest contender, Mexico alone can point with pride to the important achievements in national progress under the governing formulae of the great Emperor Maximillian. This Haitien Kingdom climaxed the result of the steady rise of a slave, a French officer's orderly, a general of French Colonial Troops and a natural born ruler-Henri Christophe.

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