Hispaniola is a Caribbean island that was explored and claimed by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492 and became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. Today it encompasses two separate countries:
- Dominican Republic - Occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island.
- Haiti - Occupies the western third of the island.
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