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Government type:
Democratic, Liberal


Flag of Cuba Cuba is situated in the Caribbean as an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. It is located south of the Flag of United States United States, it sits west of Hispaniola, the island of Flag of Haiti Haiti and the Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic. The geography of Cuba is mostly plains and desert.

Historical background[edit | edit source]

Following the Spanish-American war of 1898, Flag of Cuba Cuba was not annexed by the Flag of United States United States in the Treaty of Paris unlike the other Spanish possessions of the Philippines or Puerto Rico. Instead it gained independence as a sovereign state due to the Teller Amendment passed by the US Congress that same year. Nonetheless, the American occupiers stayed until independence was granted in 1902. Flag of Cuba Cuba remained heavily influenced by the Flag of United States United States, tariffs were cut, and the economy became dominated by their northern neighbour - 4 years after the war American companies owned 80% of Cuban ore exports along with most of the sugar and tobacco factories. Moreover, the Flag of United States United States introduced the Platt Amendment which allowed the US army to intervene in Cuba.

In 1917, Flag of Cuba Cuba joined the Great War as a member of the Entente but their participation was more about moral support than anything else acting as a base against German U-boats in the Caribbean and a further 100 qualified doctors were sent to the western front. After the war, in 1925, president Gerardo Machado was elected and a period of modernization began with the Carretera Central being built which was a highway that crossed the entire island. Machado, however, stayed longer than his term but slowly through concessions to the opposition, the balance of power changed yet again and shortly after Machado's fall from power in the summer of 1933 both a general strike and a coup took place led by protesting students, and non-commissioned military officers, labor activists and the likes.

After the 1933 Cuban revolution it was decided that Ramón Grau would become the next president - he was an ardent opponent of Machado's regime and jailed for it in 1931. Grau's regime became known as the 'Hundred Days Government' and in this time a law was passed declaring that half of all workers in agriculture, commerce and industry had to be Cuban citizens greatly undermining foreign influence, at the dismay of the Flag of United States United States. Furthermore, a minimum wage was established and women obtained the right to vote among countless other reforms. This was hailed as the first time that Flag of Cuba Cuba was governed by Cubans. Then in 1934 an anti-government coalition backed by the Flag of United States United States made up of right-wing civilian and military elements toppled the liberal government. The military requested Carlos Hevia to come to power, his rule lasted less than a week, and set in motion a period of interim presidents. José Agripino Barnet became president in December 1935 and with the looming 1936 elections on the horizon its clear change is too come.

National focus[edit | edit source]

Generic national focus tree.
Main article: Generic national focus tree

Flag of Cuba Cuba, lacking a unique national focus tree, uses the generic national focus tree instead.

The generic focus tree has 5 main branches:

Army Effort branch
Gives army experience and research bonuses to army research.
Aviation Effort branch
Gives air experience, builds air bases, and research bonuses to air research.
Naval Effort branch
Gives navy experience, builds naval dockyards, and research bonuses to navy research.
Industrial Effort branch
Builds civilian and military factories (usually even if building slots are already full), infrastructure and grants extra research slots.
Political Effort branch
Gives the country choices on which political path they will take.

Technology[edit | edit source]

Cuba starts with 2 research slots.

Army technology Naval technology Air technology Electronics & Industry
  • Basic Infantry Eq.
  • None
  • Interwar Fighter
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None

Politics[edit | edit source]

Cuba, in 1936 is a DemocracyDemocratic nation with elections every 4 years and the next one will be in January 1940.

Cuba has the following political parties:

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Country name Is ruling?
National Union democracy Democratic 98% José Agripino Barnet Cuba Yes
Partido Socialista Popular communism Communist 2% Generic Revolutionary Cuba No
Fascist fascism Fascist 0% Generic Falangist Cuba No
Non-Aligned neutrality Non-Aligned 0% Generic Anarcho-republic of Cuba No

National spirits[edit | edit source]


Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

Cuba is guaranteed by the Flag of United States United States via the Monroe Doctrine.

Staff and Designer[edit | edit source]

Political advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost
Carlos Prio Smooth-Talking Charmer
  • Trade Deal Opinion Factor: +10.00%
150 pp
Gerardo Machado Silent Workhorse
  • Political Power Gain: +15%
150 pp
Euginio Molinet Castro Captain of Industry 150 pp
Antonio G. Holmes Communist Revolutionary
  • Communism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
Miguel Campa y Caraveda Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.1
150 pp
Juan Martines Villera Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
Tank designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Armor Company Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Time: -10.0%
  • Armor: Reliability: +5.0%
150 pp
Ship designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Naval Company Ship designer
  • Naval Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Aircraft designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Light Air Company Light aircraft
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Fighter: Agility: +10.0%
  • Fighter: Max Speed: +10.0%
  • Carrier Fighter: Agility: +10.0%
  • Carrier Fighter: Max Speed: +10.0%
150 pp
Medium Air Company Medium aircraft
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Heavy Fighter: Reliability: +20.0%
  • Tactical Bomber: Reliability: +20.0%
150 pp
Heavy Air Company Heavy aircraft
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Strategic Bomber: Strategic Bombing: +10.0%
150 pp
Naval Air Company Naval aircraft
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Naval Bomber: Operational Range: +10.0%
  • Naval Bomber: Naval Attack: +10.0%
  • CV Naval Bomber: Operational Range: +10.0%
  • CV Naval Bomber: Naval Attack: +10.0%
150 pp
Materiel designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Artillery Company Artillery designer
  • Artillery Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Small Arms Company Infantry Equipment designer
  • Weapons and Equipment Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Motorization Company Motorized Equipment designer
  • Motorization Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Industrial concern
Designer Type Effect Cost
Industrial Company Industrial Concern
  • Industrial Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Designer Type Effect Cost
Edwardo Chibas Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Julio Sanguily Naval Warfare Theorist
  • Naval Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Naval Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Sergio Carbo Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp

Economy[edit | edit source]

Laws[edit | edit source]

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 35% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
  • –40% Fuel gain per oil
  • –25% Fuel capacity
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • +5% Research speed
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed
  • +20% Civilian intelligence to others
  • +10% Navy intelligence to others

Industry and resources[edit | edit source]

Type No.
Aluminum.png Aluminium 0
Chromium.png Chromium 126
Oil.png Oil 0
Rubber.png Rubber 0
Steel.png Steel 4
Tungsten.png Tungsten 0
Type No.
Civilian factory Civilian factory 3
Military factory Military factory 1
Naval dockyard Naval dockyard 0
Cuba has 3 Civilian Factory and 1 Military Factory in the state of Cuba. It may not build anymore as there are no more building slots.
Cuba has 126 Chromium and 4 Steel in the state of Cuba. With the Waking the Tiger expansion, Cuba gains additional amount of steel that can be acquired via resource prospecting decisions.

Military[edit | edit source]

Cuba has a small military.

Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 1
Cavalry cropped.png Cavalry 1
Motorized cropped.png Motorized infantry 0
Light tank cropped.png Light tank 0
Marine cropped.png Marine 0
Mountain cropped.png Mountaineer 0
Paratroop cropped.png Paratrooper 0
Army experience.png Total divisions 2
Type No.
Destroyer.png Destroyer 0
Light Cruiser.png Light cruiser 0
Heavy Cruiser.png Heavy cruiser 0
Battlecruiser.png Battlecruiser 0
Battleship.png Battleship 0
Submarine.png Submarine 0
Carrier.png Carrier 0
Convoy.png Convoy 0
Navy experience.png Total ships 0
Air force
Type No.
CAS.png Close air support 0
Fighter c.png Fighter 0
Heavy fighter.png Heavy fighter 0
Naval bomber.png Naval bomber 0
Tactical bomber.png Tactical bomber 0
Strategic bomber.png Strategic bomber 0
Transport air.png Transport 0
Air experience.png Total planes 0
Their Infantry and Cavalry has 4 units each.
They do not have a navy.
Air force
They have no airforce.

Strategies and guides[edit | edit source]

As a small nation in dire need of manpower it will come as no surprise that the best option is to either go Fascist to gain the 7% recruitable population from the focuses "Militarism" and "Military Youth". Or if you own the NSB DLC to go Communist and get the "Ideological Loyalty" spirit through the officer corps tab. With either of these routes you will have access to a reliable and consistent stream of manpower. Though if you want some A-historical spice, going communist will be more of a fun experience due to the historical links with Castro's government, despite the game being set 20 years before those events.

Focus wise, the best option is to go down the industrial branch until you have picked up the vital 2 civilian and 3 military factories, then I would suggest the "Naval Effort" focus to acquire 3 dockyards to begin the construction of a great Cuban fleet or "Political Effort" to grab the much needed political power so that you can start to hire advisors to modernize your country further or flip to Communist. Afterwards its your choice, but if you plan to go to war soon the best point to start work on is the Army branch of the focus tree - or you can make the flip to a radical ideology about now. *NOTE that because Cuba consists of only 1 state you cannot fire a civil war so you will only be able to peacefully transition to communism/fascism.

Like mentioned when discussing the focus tree, building a capable navy is essential for waring with your neighbours as to invade Central America or Hispaniola will require a fleet for naval invasions along with basic transport tech researched. Therefore, it may be a good idea to join a faction (like the Comintern when flipped communist) in order to access the "Technology Sharing" focus as well as completing the "Extra Research Slot" focus. Going after Venezuela may also be a good strategy as they have immense amounts of oil deposits scattered around the country.

Eventually, it may be a good idea to pick a fight with either Mexico or the US to access a very strong puppet and establish a Caribbean empire by rightfully annexing Florida.


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