Did Trujillo Deserve His Rule

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50,000 in 31 years. That’s how many people were murdered under Trujillo's rule as a dictator. Trujillo was the dictator of the Dominican Republic for 31 years. He had no revolutionary ideas that put I'm in the spotlight of the political race, he unfairly reached his way to the top. He rose ranks in the military he entered in to the political race seeking more power in office. There is speculation that he slaughtered every person that ran against him so he would be garneted office. Trujillo's rule did bring the country a large amount of stability and prosperity for all his 31-year reign. The price for the stability he provided were that civil liberties were nonexistent and human rights violations were routine, the fear he installed in to his country made revolts very uncommon, anyone who spoke out against his rule was taken care of by his private army. He had very few supports but that followed by having very few that would go out against him. He controlled his capital and people with absolute control and he reinstated the capital as Cuidad Trujillo in his honor, as well as thousands of …show more content…
They have been described as unhappy about delays in being promoted It was in the 1950s that Trujillo lost all of his support from the United States, the Catholic Church and the Dominican elite. The US feared that the Cuban revolution would spread to the Dominican Republic, and therefore, they supported any conservative groups that wanted to overthrow Trujillo [9]. This position agrees with the Domino Theory, and the US foreign policy of containment. On May 30, 1961, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo was murdered. Dominicans were restless with the dictator’s use of SIM (Servicio de Inteligencia Militar) and the abuses they caused upon family members. After Trujillo was murdered, Ramfis Trujillo, his son, served as dictator for five months. Later, Ramfis fled the

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