Cuba, a social democrat point of view of its problems
But what about Cuba? Cuba benefited enormously from the Comecon. Cuba exported to it sugar and citrics and got in return oil and other needed products. Nobody predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union and all other Socialist Republics. The Cuban economy was planned around the needs of this organization. Its dissolvement severely hurt the Cuban economy, and still, the Isle has not replaced it with any other international cooperation organization. The economy of the Island was directly and deeply affected by this event and the economic principles that govern a socialist society.