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Communist Cuba turns 50!

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Cummunist Cuba at 50!

Happy birthday, may your next 50 be an even better example of socialism.
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Happy birthday, but I don't think another 50 years of socialism is possible, enjoy it while you can.
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Meh. who cares about such a place so small & unimportant.
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I can't believe such a backward system lasted so long, but good for them.
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The US should "take care" of Cuba & McCarthy was an american hero.
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Tsa-la-gi Nation
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Communist Cuba turns 50!

Postby Tsa-la-gi Nation » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:40 pm

So, it was 50 years ago today that Fidel Castro declared Cuba to be a socialist state. Because of Fidel's advanced age & questionable health, his brother has assumed responsiblity as "president" & has promised some reforms.

Although I'm no expert on Cuba, I thought in honor of it's 50th birthday as a communist state, I would like to ask, what do you think about Cuba's accomplishments under Fidel Castro's rule?

Cuba can be proud of the fact that it has a 99.8% literacy rate, a low infant mortality rate (lower than most developed nations), & medical care (as a poor nation) that is one of the better examples in the world. Cuba is also the only country in the world to meet the WWF's definition of sustainable development.

Also, what changes do you think his brother & new president Raul Castro will bring forth?

Or if you have other thoughts on this momentous anniversary?

I'll add a poll just for fun :)

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Postby Wamitoria » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:42 pm

Now's the time to restore democracy.
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Postby Nightkill the Emperor » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:42 pm

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Postby Wilgrove » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:43 pm

The USA really should remove the embargo that it has on Cuba.

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Postby Frisivisia » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:44 pm

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Postby The Antifascian States » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:45 pm

Can there be a "Cuba wasn't Communist" opinion?
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Postby Kalysk » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:45 pm

The embargo needs to end.
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Postby The Parkus Empire » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:46 pm

Wilgrove wrote:The USA really should remove the embargo that it has on Cuba.

That. It's the main thing holding Cuba's economy back. Plus I like their cigars.

Some facts from Wikipedia:
Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate,[14][15] an infant death rate lower than some developed countries,[16] and an average life expectancy of 77.64.[14] In 2006, Cuba was the only nation in the world which met the WWF's definition of sustainable development; having an ecological footprint of less than 1.8 hectares per capita and a Human Development Index of over 0.8 for 2007.[17]
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Postby Estovakiva » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:47 pm

Well, my spoiler says it all.

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Postby Tsa-la-gi Nation » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:48 pm

The Antifascian States wrote:Can there be a "Cuba wasn't Communist" opinion?

Of course, as I stated, I'm not an expert on Cuba, but today is the day Fidel declared Cuba a socialist state in 1961. Any thoughts are welcome.

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Postby Democratic Koyro » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:48 pm

Wamitoria wrote:Now's the time to restore democracy.


Yeah, because Cuba was soooo Democratic under Batista :/ Who was supported by the U.S., i might add.

anyway, Happy Birthday Cuba!
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Postby Lerro » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:48 pm

Screw Communist Cuba.

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Postby Wamitoria » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:49 pm

Democratic Koyro wrote:
Wamitoria wrote:Now's the time to restore democracy.


Yeah, because Cuba was soooo Democratic under Batista :/

When did I say that?
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Postby The Parkus Empire » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:49 pm

Lerro wrote:Screw Communist Cuba.

As we still are doing.
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Postby Norstal » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:49 pm

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Postby Lerro » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:50 pm

The Parkus Empire wrote:
Lerro wrote:Screw Communist Cuba.

As we still are doing.



Yeah, it's our fault that their country is a wreck.

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Postby The Parkus Empire » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:51 pm

Lerro wrote:
The Parkus Empire wrote:As we still are doing.



Yeah, it's our fault that their country is a wreck.

Yeah, it mostly is. That was kinda the point of the embargo.
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Postby Democratic Koyro » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:51 pm

Wamitoria wrote:
Democratic Koyro wrote:
Yeah, because Cuba was soooo Democratic under Batista :/

When did I say that?


well, with the whole "Now's the time to restore democracy, implying that Cuba was Democratic before Socialist rule :/

sorry if i misunderstood you.
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Postby North Wiedna » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:52 pm

Tsa-la-gi Nation wrote:a low infant mortality rate (lower than most developed nations), & medical care (as a poor nation) that is one of the better examples in the world.

Poor examples, please try again.
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Postby Wilgrove » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:52 pm

Lerro wrote:
The Parkus Empire wrote:As we still are doing.



Yeah, it's our fault that their country is a wreck.


Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate,[14][15] an infant death rate lower than some developed countries,[16] and an average life expectancy of 77.64.[14] In 2006, Cuba was the only nation in the world which met the WWF's definition of sustainable development; having an ecological footprint of less than 1.8 hectares per capita and a Human Development Index of over 0.8 for 2007.[17]


Yea, it's a wreck alright. :roll:

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Postby Democratic Koyro » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:52 pm

Lerro wrote:
The Parkus Empire wrote:As we still are doing.



Yeah, it's our fault that their country is a wreck.


Yes, it is, thanks to that U.S. Embargo Business in some pathetic attempt to unseat Castro, Totally unjustified. if anything it just gave him more support.
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Postby Wamitoria » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:52 pm

Democratic Koyro wrote:
Wamitoria wrote:When did I say that?


well, with the whole "Now's the time to restore democracy, implying that Cuba was Democratic before Socialist rule :/

sorry if i misunderstood you.

Oh, I didn't mean that. I just think the Castro brothers should allow the people of Cuba to run things for themselves.
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Postby Oceanic Vakiadia » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:52 pm

Kalysk wrote:The embargo needs to end.

This^
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Postby Norstal » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:53 pm

Democratic Koyro wrote:
Wamitoria wrote:When did I say that?


well, with the whole "Now's the time to restore democracy, implying that Cuba was Democratic before Socialist rule :/

sorry if i misunderstood you.

It was a democracy under Castro too.

Was. Key word here.
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Postby Xarithis » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:54 pm

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