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  • Cuba During The Cuban Missile Crisis
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    INTRODUCTION Cuba, largest island of the West Indies, south of Florida of the United States and east of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It forms, with various adjacent islands, the republic of Cuba. Cuba commands the two entrances to the Gulf of Mexico - the Straits of Florida and the Yucatan Channel. On the east, Cuba is separated from the island of Hispaniola by the Windward Passage, a shipping route between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The United States maintains a naval b...
  • Control Of Cuba
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    CUBA: A Bright Future Introduction: On first glance, Cuba is not what it seams. One might think of the island simply as the last bastion of Communism in an increasingly democratic and capitalistic world. This is increasingly untrue, and can no longer be considered a fact. It is true, however that in the past Cuba has gone to great lengths to make itself isolated, this was simply a tactic to ensure that their unique society was not diluted by any outsider influence, especially American. The resul...
  • Rivers Of Cuba
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    Cuba Cuba is the largest island of the West Indies, lying south of Florida and east of Mexico's Yu cat " an Peninsula. The Republic of Cuba is combined with the surrounding islands. On the East, Cuba is separated from the island of Hispaniola by the Windward Passage. The U.S. maintains a naval base at Grant " anam o Bay in the Southeast. The capital and largest city of Cuba is Havana. The island extends about 760 miles from Cabo de San Antonio to Cabo Mais'i, the western and eastern extremities....
  • 1895 U.S. National Security Doctrine
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    Part II. Platt Amendment: In 1898, the United States went to war with Spain, and descended upon Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippine Islands. The United States took control for economic interests, not for the natives interests. The Platt Amendment was then presented, which this gives the U.S. Marines to intervene in Cuba whenever the U.S. government thought that it was necessary. Manuel Noriega: He was a Panamanian general that concerted the strong-armed rule inherited from General Omar Torri j...
  • American War Of 1898
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    The Spanish-American War of 1898 marked a turning point in American history. Within a few years of the war's end, the United States established itself as a world power, exercising control or influence over islands in the Caribbean Sea, the mid-Pacific Ocean and close to the Asian mainland. The conflict has sometimes been called "The Newspaper War", largely because the influence of a sensationalist press, "Yellow Journalism", supposedly brought on the fighting. Key to a sense of rage propagated b...

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