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- a Spanish colony which produced staples ( sugar andTobacco )
Was referred to as the banana republic as if produced bananas
It was always called the whorehouse of the Caribbean as it provided prostitutes
Cuba is a command economy - basically the government speaks and say what
needs to be produced .
Marxist socialism ( command eco and national liberation movement ) anti
Soviet bloc supplied Cuba with petrochemical inputs for
agriculture ;tractors ;weapons
-- in exchange for crops like sugar
Cuba adopted the Soviet Union
Soviet Union vs soviet bloc (1989)
Theo ringing of the crisis are both political ( collapse of the soviet ) and
Late 1980- early 1990 :economic crisis in soviet blocs
The agriculture.Systems became hard .There was no one to buy its plantation
products ,no fuel ,fertilizer,pesticides Embargo - looking at cuba from the perspective of the US .
The state declared a "special period" ( war measures )
Decided that population could not fall below a certain standard of living
- switched rapidly to agree logical methods
---use of ecological concepts and principles for sustainable agriculture
The states owned all the land up until the special period .And so the state
started distributing the land .The state owns then land but the people can use it .
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