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Book: Houghton Mifflin- Social Studies- Western Hemisphere & Europe
Ariful Hoque Mrs.Gilbert
Machinery & Equipment
In order to avoid scams and confusion between the two currencies, the money is changed only in Cuban Banks and Official Exchange Bureau.
Cuba remains able to offer considerable resistance to any regional power
Cuba is a small country, but it has a big country's foreign policy.
Besides their academic subjects, students must take classes that teach Communist Beliefs.
The doctors (per 100,000 pop.) in Cuba is 530
Nominally Roman Catholic 85%
Santeria (Afro-Cuban syncretic religion)
The largest class was the Peasants, who could barely support their families on the small plots of land they farmed
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Cuba's official language is Spanish
Haitian Creole is the next most widely spoken language in Cuba
Cuba is the most successful country in Latin America in regards to sports
Sports are Cuba's national passion
Baseball is considered to be the national sport of Cuba
Cuba is a sporting nation whose achievements far surpass what one would expect based on the size of Cuba and its economy
Baseball and boxing are the most popular sports in Cuba
The military branch in Cuba are the Revolutionary Armed Forces (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias, FAR)
Military service age & obligation is 17-28 years of age for compulsory military service; 2-year service obligation; both genders subject to military service
Military expenditures: 3.2% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
Cuba's military expenditures compared to the World is ranked 37
Cayo Coco Beach is one of the most paradisaical places in Cuba
The capital city of Cuba, Havana makes for a famous tourist place in Cuba. It is a prominent commercial hub and a major port in the country
The Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra is a spectacular national park found amongst the Sierra Maestra Mountains
Its foremost accomplishment is that it has made it possible for revolutionary rule to survive for two decades, in the face of what was until very recently implacable and multifaceted U.S. opposition.
Cuban foreign policy may, in fact, be the outstanding success of the Cuban Revolution.
Because the Cuban government's autonomy in foreign policy is perceived as close to zero, it becomes impossible to treat a mere province as a sovereign government.
In the debate on how to respond to Cuban overseas activities, a major argument is whether Cuba has a foreign policy of its own.
The current head of government (president) of Cuba is Raúl Castro
The present type of government in Cuba is Communist State
Cuba had 2 official currencies: the Cuban Convertible Peso and the Peso.
The Cuban Convertible Peso is sometimes called the Cuban dollar.
The Convertible Peso was originally equal to one U.S dollar.
The Convertible Peso was introduced to reduce the circulation of foreign currency and serves as a tourist currency.
The current population in Cuba is 11,382,820 people
The country's population compared to the World is ranked 77
The life expectancy in Cuba is 76 years
The infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) in Cuba is 7.7
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American forces helped drive the Spanish out of Cuba
The United States had a strong influence over the island.
Cuba had won independence.
Communist revolutionaries, led by Fidel Castro, took control.
81-year-old Fidel Castro permanently gave up the Cuban presidency due to his deteriorating physical condition. He handed over power to his brother, Raul.
The Taino people from Venezuela took over the island.
The Spanish forced many of the Taino people into slave labor.
Forces from Spain defeated the Taino and claimed the island as a Spanish territory.
Most died from overwork and from diseases brought by the Europeans.
Hundreds of thousands of African slaves were then brought to Cuba, mainly to plant and harvest Sugarcane.
About a thousand years ago
In the 1960s, teachers and even schoolchildren went into small villages to teach those who could not read or write.
Many older people who had never had the chance to go to school learned to read for the first time.
Today, Cuban children must go to public school from ages 6 to 12. They can choose whether to continue their education after that.
All schools are free, including college.
The War of Independence (1895-1898)
The Ten-Years War of Independence (1868-1878)
The Small War (1879-1880)
Cuba was first inhabited by Native American Indians and then in 1492 Cuba was discovered by Christopher Columbus
The Cuban Revolution
Slavery is abolished in Cuba
The Spanish-American War ends with the US having won which gives Cuba independence
In the bottom is a World map of the Caribbean Island, Cuba. As you can see, Cuba sits in the continent of North America. Located in 22.0289° N latitude, 79.9370° W longitude. Cuba is the largest country by land area in the Caribbean and is the sixteenth largest island in the World by land area.
THE WEEKLY TEMPERATURE
CAPITAL & MAJOR CITIES
Cuba lies in the Tropical Zone so mostly the climate in Cuba is tropical
Dry season (November to April) and Rainy season (May to October)
The average yearly rainfall in Cuba is 1,094mm (43.070866 rounding to 43 inches)
Cuba's eastern coast is often hit by hurricanes from August to October, resulting in great economic loss
In the bottom is a normal-country map of the Caribbean Island, Cuba. This country has a total of 14 provinces. Cuba's total area is 42,804 sq. miles (110,861 km²). You might not be able to see Cuba's neighbors but Cuba is neighbored by the Atlantic Ocean, the United States, the Bahamas, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.
The Cuban flag was created by Narciso López in June 25, 1848, and put together by Emilia Teurbe Tolón.
His design incorporates three blue stripes, representing the three parts that the country was divided during the independence wars, central, occidental, and oriental areas of the country.
The two white stripes symbolizing the purity of the patriotic cause.
The red triangle stands for the bloodshed to free the nation, which is placed where the star is, symbolizing the sky turned red from the blood shed in battle.
The white star in the triangle stands for independence.
Hi! I am Ariful Hoque and my Latin America country is Cuba. Some think Cuba means "Great place." Cuba is sometimes called Crocodile-Island since it's shape is similar to a Crocodile. Now join me in this PowerPoint to explore this wonderful country OR just sit back and enjoy the show.
The Bee Hummingbird
The Bat Butterfly
The Cuban Boa
The Paralouatta Varonai
Friday 5/17/13 (90°F, 32°C) Saturday 5/18/13 (91°F, 33°C) Sunday 5/19/13 (91°F, 33°C) Monday 5/20/13 (90°F, 32°C) Tuesday 5/21/13 (90°F, 32°C) Wednesday 5/22/13 (90°F, 32°C) Thursday 5/23/13 (88°F, 31°C)
IMPORTANT WARS, EVENTS, LEADERS, COLONIZATIONS, EXPLORATION
The east coast is subject to hurricanes from August to November
The country averages about one hurricane every other year
Droughts are common
NATIVE PEOPLE &
The Ceibon Tree
The Palmita de Sierra
A type of Palm Tree called Microcycas Calocoma
CURRENT HISTORY TO PRESENT
Pinar del Rio
Santiago de Cuba
The handful of sugar mill owners, who enjoyed all the advantages of great wealth
Cuba has a substantial middle class of
lawyers, doctors, social workers, and other professionals