Cultural Awareness of Cuba
SGT Harrell, Nicholas
ADA ALC 002-16
Cultural Awareness of Cuba
Cuba once stood as a world leading trade post, Latin American military power house and global threat with the assistance of its allies. With its continuously declining economy, lingering violent and complicated history, it slowly became a powerless cordoned off part of the world. The communist government controls nearly all means of production only allowing its people to make an average salary of twenty two dollars per month. Even with its rich culture, beautiful 16th century architecture, rolling hills and Caribbean beaches, it is fled by its people. Seeking opportunity in their developed northern neighbor.
On 27 October 1492, a Spanish explorer named Christopher Columbus accidentally stumbled upon a group of islands called the West Indies. Now known as the Caribbean Islands. Cuba, the most northern of the islands was inhabited by aboriginal groups such as the Taino tribe. With the arrival of Spanish settlers, these tribes were eliminated due to disease or hardship after being pushed away from their home lands. Spaniards colonized here in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and their culture, language and religion took over Cuba. Colonial civilization began to grow, relying mainly on agriculture and the herding of farm animals. Throughout the first few centuries of colonization, Cuba was only pit stop for the powerful Spanish Fleet.
With the fall of Haiti’s sugar-production, the uproar of the independent United States growing economy, Spanish protective policies and the inventiveness of the Cuba’s Creole business class, Cuba became the world’s leader in sugar production. Having its new importance in ...
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...ricane moved through the region causing a nationwide loss of $10 billion. Without these storms Cuba typically has average temperature year round, not drastically changing from season to season. This allows for year round crops and continuous training for its military.
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