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  Brief History of Cuba
Cuba is located ninety miles south of Key West, and lies at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico between Florida and Central America.
Cuba has a tropical climate and a flora and fauna that are generally found in this climate.
The culminations of his philisophical writings in Cuba was his Lecciones de filosofia which was for decades the textbook in logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural philosophy, and chemistry in the colleges of not only of Cuba, but of Mexico and other countries of Spanish origin.
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 History of Cuba
He then believed that Cuba was part of the mainland, and it was not until 1508 that Sebastian Ocampo, by order of the king, circumnavigated it, and proved it to be an island.
During the nineteenth century, however, Cuba was governed by a succession of captains general, some of whom were honourable in their administration, while others seemed to regard their office solely as the means of acquiring a fortune.
In 1934, the amendment was repealed, and the United States and Cuba agreed to continue the 1903 agreement that leased the Guantanamo Bay naval base to the United States.
www.historyofnations.net /northamerica/cuba.html   (1856 words)

 History of Cuba
As a result of savage treatment and exploitation, the aborigines became, by the middle of the 16th century, nearly extinct, forcing the colonists to depend on imported fl slaves for the operation of the mines and plantations.
Despite several efforts by Cuba in the United Nations to oust the United States from its naval base at Guantánamo Bay, leased in 1903, the base continues to be garrisoned by U.S. Marines.
Cuba said that planes from the same group had previously flown into Cuban airspace and dropped antigovernment leaflets, but Cuba's repeated diplomatic complaints to the United States about the incidents had gone unheeded.
www.emayzine.com /lectures/HISTOR~7.htm   (2907 words)

The intensive cultivation of sugar that began at the turn of the nineteenth century transformed Cuba into a plantation society, and the demand for African "slaves", who had been introduced into Cuba from Spain at the beginning of the 16th century, increased dramatically.
Many Yoruba were taken to Cuba very late in the slave trade, especially during the years 1820-1840, when they formed a majority of [Africans] sent across the Atlantic from the ports of the Bight of Benin.
In Cuba the Arará were always a minority overshadowed by the Lucumí, and their distinctive cultural identity is now in danger of disappearing.
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 Brief History of Cuba
Cuba’s economic dependence from the United States was bound to be practically complete and absolute while US investment capitals was more and more present in several sectors of the economy.
Cuba’s response was the upgrading and perfecting of the overall defense system of the country and the preparation for all events under the concept of "the War of All the People."
It was then evident that all the campaigns and all the propaganda against Cuba were false, for the rest of the world had the possibility to observe the freedom of His Holiness in Cuba, not only in his homilies, but also in his activities during all his visit.
www.cubagob.cu /ingles/otras_info/historia.htm   (12612 words)

 The History of Cuba — www.greenwood.com
Description: Cuba's history is told in eight chronological chapters, from its earliest days as a Spanish colony, through its wars for independence and the U.S. occupation in the 20th century, Cuba's various reform movements, Batista, the Cold War, and the so-called "Special Period," when Cuba faced the crisis of the downfall of the Soviet Union.
This remarkable nation has had a long history of relations with larger political powers that were drawn to the island because of its valuable resources and strategic location.
Ties between Cuba and the United States have been strong since the mid-19th century, and the theme of U.S. dominance over the island and its people is a primary historical perspective.
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  COSG - History of Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This left Cuba getting all its support from the Soviet bloc, and by the mid sixties communism was taken on as the official ideology.
It was assumed that Cuba would follow the Soviet bloc: an economic and political collapse followed by an acquiescence to capitalism.
The developments in Cuba have inspired people all over the planet, and networks of international support have developed to help compensate for the U.S. blockade and hostility to its small neighbour.
www.cosg.org.uk /history.htm   (451 words)

 History of Cuba
It was that policy that shaped the history of Cuba up until the Cuban revolution in 1959 and Cuba was more or less an American protectorate during that time.
Still, American pressure forced Cuba to reaffirm the agreement which was imposed on the country in 1903 which leased the Guantanamo Bay naval base to the United States for a nominal sum, under terms which many Cubans at the time found (and still find) objectionable and colonialistic.
The Organization of American States suspended Cuba's membership in the body on January 22, 1962 and the United States Government banned all US-related Cuban imports and exports a couple weeks later on February 7.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/hi/History_of_Cuba.html   (1892 words)

 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > History of Cuba
It was that policy that shaped the history of Cuba up until the Cuban revolution in 1959 and Cuba was more or less an American protectorate during that time.
Still, American pressure forced Cuba to reaffirm the agreement which was imposed on the country in 1903 which leased the Guantanamo Bay naval base to the United States for a nominal sum, under terms which many Cubans at the time found (and still find) objectionable and colonialistic.
The Organization of American States suspended Cuba's membership in the body on January 22, 1962 and the United States Government banned all US-related Cuban imports and exports a couple weeks later on February 7.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/hi/History_of_Cuba   (1917 words)

Cuba was originally inhabited by about 50,000 Ciboney and Taíno, agricultural Amerindians related to the Arawak peoples, who died from disease and maltreatment soon after the Spanish arrived.
On 21 February 1901, a constitution was adopted, and Cuba was nominally a free nation.
Cuba was dealt a serious blow in the late 1980s with the collapse of the Soviet Union, which meant a cutoff of economic and military aid on which Cuba had come to rely heavily over the years.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Americas/Cuba-HISTORY.html   (2064 words)

 History of Cuba
Cuba was the last major Spanish colony to gain independence, following a lengthy struggle begun in 1868.
In response, the United States imposed an embargo on Cuba in October 1960, and, in response to Castro's provocations, broke diplomatic relations on January 3, 1961.
Cuba's Communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
infotut.com /geography/Cuba   (1549 words)

 History Of Cuba
Cuba is important to the history of Florida and the Keys because Florida was a Spanish possession until 1762 when Florida was traded to Britain.
Cuba, as a strategic location, naval base and center of communication, was subject to attack by all European sea powers.
Cuba was relinquished to the U.S. in trust for its inhabitants by the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 20, 1898.
www.keyshistory.org /cuba.html   (1657 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cuba was launched as an independent republic in 1902 with Estrada Palma as its first president, although the Platt Amendment (see Platt, Orville Hitchcock), reluctantly accepted by the Cubans, kept the island under U.S. protection and gave the United States the right to intervene in Cuban affairs.
Opposition to Cuba's Communist alignment was strong in the United States, which responded with a trade embargo and sponsorship of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Cuba's significance in the cold war was further dramatized the following year when the USSR began to buttress Cuba's military power and to build missile bases on the islands.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/cuba_history.asp   (2638 words)

 Virtually Cuba - History
Cuba is just 80 miles from St. Louis with all it offers: major league hockey, baseball and football, the world renowned Arch, one of the nation's finest zoos, the Muny Opera, Laclede's Landing, the Science Center, the Planetarium, the Jewel Box and much more.
Cuba is in the process of completely rebuilding its facility, including a new concrete runway 60 feet wide and 3,400 feet long, at a total cost of $900,000.
Cuba has a variety of housing units available, from modern rental apartments and duplexes, to new subdivisions, that will fit most any financial level, in the central part of town or in a rural setting.
www.cubamo.com /history.php   (1528 words)

 Brief History of Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cuba was a close ally of the United States and a recipient of heavy American investments as well as sugar subsidies.
Castro's Cuba prided itself on its production-line schools of medicine and, despite the grinding poverty, the country always turned in rosy social statistics.
Cuba had been looking for a grandiose economic alternative in biotechnology, but in the 1990s, except for a vaccine for hepatitis-B, nothing much had come of that.
www.worldhistoryplus.com /history/c/Cuba_brief.htm   (1211 words)

 Cuba (10/06)
Cuba is a multiracial society with a population of mainly Spanish and African origins.
Cuba is a totalitarian state controlled by Fidel Castro, who is chief of state, head of government, First Secretary of the PCC, and commander in chief of the armed forces.
Cuba is a member of the Organization of American States (OAS), although its present government has been excluded from participation since 1962 for incompatibility with the principles of the inter-American system.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2886.htm   (7815 words)

 A short history of Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After the discovery of Cuba in 1492, Cuba, discovered in 1492, becomes a Spanish colony in 1511.
Between 1762 and 1763 Cuba is temporarely occupied by the United Kingdom.
Cuba is ruled by the Partido Revolucionaro Cubano (Cuban Revolutionary Party, PRC) This independence is not recognized and ends in 1878: Spains regains control over Cuba.
www.electionworld.org /history/cuba.htm   (520 words)

 Close Up Foundation Civics Education | U.S. Policy Toward Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cuba becomes a U.S. protectorate as the Cuban constitution is amended to allow U.S. intervention to protect "life, property, and individual liberty" in Cuba.
Confronting Cuba In the aftermath of the Cuban shootdown of two unarmed planes flown by members of the group "Brothers to the Rescue," Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with Frank Calzon of Freedom House and Jose Pertierra of Cambio Cubano about the future of U.S.–Cuban relations.
Cuba Warned Betty Ann Bowser's report on "Brothers to the Rescue," the Cuban refugee group whose planes were shot down by the Cuban Air Force in February 1996.
www.closeup.org /cuba.htm   (4103 words)

 PC(USA) - Worldwide Ministries: Cuba - History
Cuba’s first liberation movement began in 1868—50 years after most other Latin American countries—when a wealthy estate owner named Céspedes freed his slaves and called for a revolt against Spain.
Cuba was ruled by the dictator Fulgencio Batista most of the period from 1933 to 1959.
The sins of the government are well known—state control of the media, repression of dissidents and homosexuals, prohibition of independent trade unions—but the substantial achievements of the government are largely unknown.
www.pcusa.org /worldwide/cuba/history.htm   (382 words)

 History of Cuba. The Discover, colonization, the Ten Years War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the end of this century, in 1774, the population from Cuba belonged to 172 620 inhabitants: 96 440 whites, 31 847 fl free and 44 333 fl slaves that worked in 500 sugar factories.
In 1812 a rebellion of slaves leading for the liberate (free slave) José Antonio Aponte was drowned in blood, the shade of the Revolution of Haiti worried the white population from Cuba.
Cuba sent two deputies there to the Cortes of Cádiz and the Constitution elaborated it governed in the island between 1812 and 1814.
www.hicuba.com /eng/history.htm   (1021 words)

 Bicycling Through Cuba's History
We were thinking mainly of the revolution of the 1950's and its aftermath, but we found that the heroes and events of Cuba's independence struggle against Spain are still prominent in people's consciousness.
Now a school, it was once Batista's strongest fortress in eastern Cuba, and it was here that Castro and over 100 comrades made the opening strike in their revolution.
This one quotes him saying, "Cuba, a real, tangible example for Latin America, and for other people as well." Though there are many memorials to Che and a few other heroes of the 1950's revolution, we saw no billboards or street names celebrating Castro or other current leaders.
www.bicyclingcuba.com /bikecuba/history.htm   (634 words)

 DNK Amazon Store :: Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution (Latin American Histories)
Spanning the history of the island from pre-Columbian times to the present, this well-established study examines Cuba's political and economic development within the context of its international relations and continuing struggle for self-determination.
Perez goes through Cuba's history in extricating itself from Spain only to be dominated by the U.S., and then gives a very good account of Cuba under its various presidents up until the Revolution.
This is a history book, wonderfully thorough, that unfortunately at times takes on the disguise of a dozen monographs torn apart and chronologically slapped back together into one volume.
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 History of Cuba -Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: )
You can learn about the struggle of light and dark-skinned people to live together and trust each other, the challenge of the wealthy and the poor, the educated and the illiterate, to form bonds that are based on a deeper truth.
Cuba's history "has a significance out of proportion to its size," writes historian Philip S. Foner in his 1962 book, A History of Cuba and its relations with The United States, Vol.
On this site you'll also learn about the peninsulares, Cuba's Spanish aristocracy opposed to any thought of Cuban independence, the hacendados, the wealthy Cuban-born slave-owners seeking annexation to the U.S. in order to preserve slavery and their way of life, and about the rebel army known as the mambises.
www.historyofcuba.com /main/hstintro.htm   (353 words)

 Print Ancient History of Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cuba's African slaves retained their tribal groupings, and certain aspects of their culture endure.
Cuba and Puerto Rico were Spain's last holdings in the Western Hemisphere.
They landed on Cuba's east coast in 1895; one of them, the poet Mart í, conspicuous on his white horse, was shot and killed in a skirmish with Spanish soldiers.
www.free-press-release.com /news/print-1153931197.html   (441 words)

 History Of Cuba, History Of Cuba resources
In Cuba the 6th of January is the "Dia de los Reyes Magos" which in English means "Day of Kings" is celebrated to commemorate the day that the Three wise men came to visit Jesus according to the Gospels.
The retrospective history of the Republic of Cuba.
Cuba and the apocalyptic atomic confrontation are part of events dating to the beginning of the Christian era.
www.cubas.co.uk /HistoryOfCuba   (1851 words)

 Cuba: History — Infoplease.com
Cuba was returned to Spain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and remained Spanish even as most of Spain's possessions became (early 19th cent.) independent republics.
However, Cuba's decision to allow further emigration in 1980 resulted in an exodus of over 125,000 people from Mariel, Cuba, to Florida before it was halted, indicating a significant level of popular discontent.
Cuba, America and the Sea: The Story of the Immigrant Boat Analuisa and 500 Years of History between Cuba and America.(Brief Article)(Book......
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 :: Welcome to Born in Blood & Fire - Second Edition - Student Website ::
Though Cuba was one of the last colonies to become independent from Spain, the argument can be made that a sense of "national identity" or "Cubaness" developed throughout the 1800s, before the end of colonial rule.
The four essays begin with Cuba in the mid-eighteenth century, shift to movements for independence and the years of U.S. influence in the early twentieth century, and then focus on Cuba since 1930.
Of use to the student looking for brief introductions to the region as a whole, and Cuba in particular, are Palmer's and Knight's regional overview and Knight's essay on Cuba from independence to the mid 1980s.
www.wwnorton.com /web/chasteen/country/cuba.htm   (704 words)

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