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A town in Puerto Rico, 1941.
波多黎各的一个城镇,1941

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美国在波多黎各 (Puerto Rico) 升起国旗
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加勒比印第安人 (Carib Indian) 时常侵袭波多黎各,后来法国、英国,以及荷兰的海盗也不断袭击这个地区。西元1533年,西班牙开始建设艾摩庐堡垒 (El Morro Fortress) ,这是一个围墙高耸的城堡,负责保护圣胡安 (San Juan) 的窄小入口。1830年之后,糖、咖啡,以及烟草的种植在这个殖民地上越来越茂盛。这个岛屿的人口从1765年的45千人,到1800年已经增加至155,426人,但是其中有13千人是奴隶。到了1900年,已经有将近一百万人居住在波多黎各这个只有3435平方英里的土地上了。

Carib Indians frequently raided Puerto Rico; later, French, British, and Dutch pirates did the same. In 1533, the Spanish began construction of El Morro, a walled fort that would protect the narrow entrance to the harbor of San Juan. After 1830, sugar, coffee, and tobacco plantations flourished in the colony. The island's population jumped from just 45,000 in 1765 to 155,426 in 1800; some 13,000 of these people were slaves. By 1900, nearly a million people lived on the 3,435 square miles of Puerto Rico.
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