History of Cuba
The History of Cuba is divided in three fundamental periods: the Colonial period (1492-1898) that which ranges since the arrival of Columbus to the fights for the Independence. Antecedent by the Hispano-Cuban-American War and the military occupation of the United States in Cuba (1899 -1902); the Neo-Colonial period comprises from the establishment of the new Republic (1902) to 1958. Last, the Revolutionary period 1959-1998 marks a new stage in history and society since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.
This division responds to the criteria of the national formation, differentiating in its development the period of gestation of nationality under Spanish colonialism; the next, which opens up with the creation of the National Cuban State, although in an evident situation of dependence of the United states and finally, in the revolutionary period, in which the nation reaches a fully sovereign existence.