Republic of Havana

Republica de La Habana


Flag of the Republic of Havana, 1798-1802



Port la Libertad para todos (Spanish)

"For freedom, for everyone"

Location of Havana
Capital Havana City
Language(s) Spanish,
Religion Roman Catholic
Government Republic
- 1798–1802 Nicolás Morales
- Havanan Independence 16 November 1798
- Established 28 November 1798
- Signing of the     "Union Act of 1801" 3 April 1802

The Republic of Havana was founded on the 16th of November 1798, following the Cuban Revolution. It was founded by Nicolás Morales, a free negro, who was disgruntled by the Spanish slavery laws, led the successful revolution against them between 1795 and 1798. He was also the person to draft the "laws by sheet", the laws that freed all men from oppression, and gave them all opportune chances in life. The republic was one of the first nations to ban slavery outright, and it gained a lot of notoriety in the USA by slave owners, with some diplomats from the south wanting a full invasion of the island.

The nation grew closer and closer to the Kingdom of Florida over time, due to them being almost identical in the abolition of slavery and the overthrow the Spanish and their democratic laws. By 1801, the two nations drafted the "Union Act of 1801", which it stated the two nations shall join together under the form of a republican system similar to the one found in the United States. The act was finally signed by Nicolás Morales, president of Havana, and with the act, came the new nation under the name, the Republic of Cuba.

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