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  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National tree: Name of tree.

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  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT Cuba United States
Daylight Savings Time end date First Sunday November First Sunday November
Daylight Savings Time start date Second Sunday March Second Sunday March
Full name Republic of Cuba United States of America
Independence day date May 20 July 4
Land border length 0.0
Ranked 173th.
12,034 km
Ranked 6th.
National anthems El Himno de Bayamo ( The Anthem of Bayamo ) The Star-Spangled Banner
National tree Palma Real Oak
Neighboring countries and territories Bahamas (M) Haiti (M) Honduras (M) Jamaica (M) Mexico (M) United States (M) Cayman Islands ( United Kingdom ) (M) Navassa Island ( United States ) (M) Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M)
Overview <p>Cuba&#039;s Communist government has survived more than 40 years of US sanctions intended to topple veteran leader Fidel Castro. It also defied predictions that it would not survive the collapse of its one-time supporter, the Soviet Union. </p> <p>Since the fall of the US-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959, Cuba has been a one-party state led by Mr Castro and - since February 2008 - by his chosen successor and younger brother, Raul. </p> <p>Fidel Castro exercised control over virtually all aspects of Cuban life through the Communist Party and its affiliated mass organisations, the government bureaucracy and the state security apparatus. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19583447">Full Article</a> <p>The USA is the world&#039;s foremost economic and military power, with global interests and an unmatched global reach. </p> <p>America&#039;s gross domestic product accounts for close to a quarter of the world total, and its military budget is reckoned to be almost as much as the rest of the world&#039;s defence spending put together.</p> <p>The country is also a major source of entertainment: American TV, Hollywood films, jazz, blues, rock and rap music are primary ingredients in global popular culture. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16761057">Full Article</a>

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