Haiti: Polity Style: 1804-1820

1 Jan 1804 a declaration of independence issued on behalf of Armée Indigène is proclaimed at Gonaïves
1 Jan 1804 - 8 Oct 1804 Haïti
8 Oct 1804 inauguration of empire with the coronation of Empereur d'Haïti
8 Oct 1804 - 17 Oct 1806 Empire d'Haïti
17 Oct 1806 imperial government ceases to exist de facto
17 Oct 1806 - 17 Feb 1807 Haïti
17 Feb 1807 Constitution of État d'Haïti is passed by an assembly at Cap
17 Feb 1807 - 28 Mar 1811 État d'Haïti
28 Mar 1811 constitutional law established monarchy
28 Mar 1811 - 8 Oct 1820 Royaume d'Haïti
26 Oct 1820 incorporated into République d'Haïti

[1] The establishment on 27 Dec 1806 of République d'Haïti almost immediately led to a de-facto partition of the country into the polity that evolved into the Royaume d'Haïti, centred in the North, on the one hand, and the République d'Haïti, centred in the South, on the other; each of the two entities claiming authority over the entire territory of the nation. The de-facto partition ended with the extinction of the Royaume d'Haïti on 8 Oct 1820 and the incorporation of its teritory into the République d'Haïti on 26 Oct 1820.
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