History And History Of Cuba

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Cuba is the largest island of the West Indies group. The size of Cuba is equivalent to the area of Pennsylvania and is located west of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Demonian Republic.) In the Southeast and south central area the islands are mountainous, (Sierra Maestra.) Rather than that the rest of the Islands, islets, and cays are flat. Cuba is a communist state. Arawak or also known as Taino, Indians have populated Cuba and this happened once Columbus landed on the island in 1492. Then shortly after died from an illness he battled due to diseases the sailors and settlers had transmitted aboard. Settlements were recognized after 1511, by the Spaniards that were under Diego Velasquez. A common transfer point was created to and from Spain, thanks to superb harbor. Cuba’s Sugarcane Industry grew tremendously starting in the 1800’s requiring a great deal of black slaves which influenced from years 1897-1878 an open combat. Slavery had then been put to an end in 1886. Following in 1895 José martini led the issue that ended the Spanish rule, and 1895 sinking of the battle ship Maine in the Havana harbor.Four years after, Cuba was considered an independent republic under U.S. protection 1899. The first case of Yellow Fever was reported in Cuba, in 1649 and one third of Havana’s residents died from the disease which was vanished by year 1902. One year previous, there was a reoccurrence that the Platt Amendment allowed U.S. to intervene with Cuba’s affairs from 1906-1920. Finally in 1934 Cuba dismissed the amendment. Sergeant Fulgencio Batista along with his army defeated President Gerard Machado. This significantly ended all power from Machado in 1933. Appearing in 1940 Batista became President and ran the corrupt police state. In 195... ... middle of paper ... ... and the end of professionalism in 1961. The look of baseball is still in the heart of Cuba today with hope of returning play in the future. Cuba has had a wide spread influence on various musical styles in the last two century’s. The core of musical identities is "Cabildos," social unification left among the African slaves transported to the islands. Cabildos maintained the African culture customs which followed emancipation in 1886. This required the Cubans to merge with the Roman Catholic Church. a religion known as Santeria then quickly emerged and spread and increased over Cuba, Haiti, and other close islands. Santeria inspired Cuba’s music, pertaining emotion, vibrant colors, drum sequences, called toques and Roman Catholic saints. Cubans music is infused with history, which brings that experience that the whole Cuban populous has practiced together as one.

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