questor70 said:Cuba is going the way of China as its isolation dissolves. It doesn't need to face a "special period".
It really would be nice if this thread is going to continue that more people with different viewpoints weigh in because this is fast becoming a useless echo-chamber.
'Truth has no temperature.'
Nor shade, I would add.
Nor it is useless.
This is not a composition exercise, questor70, and speaking as your emperor: Maybe you should be demoted to a military tribune...?! Many more composition exercises in that position. Soldiers need convincing to die for our empire. Soldiers need believing that they do not live in a useless echo-chamber. That we are a republic, as our name says, SPQR, Senate and the People of Rome, and not a private property of one, Julio-Claudian, dynasty. That they can choose two consuls every year, even though one of them, year after year, is always me, the emperor. But they will notice another name, so thoughtfully always put before mine, every year someone else, and so they will believe that something changes and we are not the useless echo-chamber. They need to believe that in order to live, to serve, and to die. Polybius said that Rome is the most perfect state, so stable is Roma Aeterna.
I see you need to believe in our glorious future, too. You are not capax imperii. You will not a stage a sucessful rebellion, just a motion at the People's Assembly. You believe in a glorious future, not a future of spoils. Go. Go and enjoy your hopium, even though hopium is worse than lions at the arena. I, Caligula, the God-Emperor of Rome, the Sacred Trinity of Mercury, Apollo and Venus in One, bless you on this way. In the name of Rome, questor70, go!
As for Cuba:
Why do you say China? Because everyone repeats 'China'? Because you like silk?
Cuba economy is actually build on European machinery, since USA cut them off from American trade. Cuba is a kind of European island in Americas. This is why they now seek a relationship with Russia much more than with China - their airplane fleet are Russian designs, for example. Their agricultural machinery comes from Poland. And so on.