By Clifford L. Staten

Cuba is far greater than cigars, vintage autos, and Castro. This extraordinary country has had a protracted heritage of family with higher political powers that have been interested in the island as a result of its important assets and strategic position. Ties among Cuba and the us were robust because the mid-nineteenth century, and the topic of U.S. dominance over the island and its humans is a prime old standpoint. Cuba's historical past is instructed in 8 chronological chapters, from its earliest days as a Spanish colony, via its wars for independence and the U.S. profession within the 20th century to Batista, the chilly warfare, and the so-called "Special Period," while Cuba confronted the trouble of the downfall of the Soviet Union. With specified emphasis at the 20th century, the Castro period, and U.S.-Cuba relatives, this is often the main available and present heritage of Cuba available.

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