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State of Cuba
Estado de Cuba
— State of the United States
Timeline: Coin Toss

OTL equivalent: Cuba
Flag of Cuba Coat of arms of Cuba
Flag of Cuba State seal
Location of Cuba (Coin Toss)
Location of Cuba in the United States
Capital
(and largest city)
Havana
Language English
Spanish
Demonym Cuban
Government Representative
democracy
  legislature State Legislature
Governor Juan Hernández (D)
Population 19,613,425 
Admission January 16, 1915 (47th)
Currency USD
Abbreviations CU

Cuba (CU) is a U.S. state located in the Caribbean Sea. With a population of a little over 19.5 million, Cuba ranks as the fifth most populous state behind only California, Texas, Florida and New York.

Cuba was technically acquired from Spain following the Spanish-American War in 1898. Cuba wasn't officially annexed until 1902 when citizens voted unanimously for the island to be annexed into the United States. From 1902 until statehood in 1915, Cuba's population skyrocketed from 1.5 million to 6 million as settlers from southern states began moving to the new territory seeking fortune. Cuba's population also grew due to the multiple U.S. Army bases that were built on the island, such as in Guantanamo Bay.

Today, Cuba is one of only two states (the other being Puerto Rico) where the majority of the population is Hispanic. Cuba is one of four swing states and has been a key player in many elections including the close 1960 election between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

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