VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > E. Latin America and the Caribbean, 1914–1945 > 5. The West Indies
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(See 1913–17)
 
5. The West Indies
a. Cuba
 
 
1917, April 7
 
Cuba declared war on Germany. The war period was one of great prosperity for the sugar industry, large quantities being shipped to the U.S. But after the war the market collapsed, with serious results for Cuba.  1
 
1920, March 8
 
Cuba joined the League of Nations.  2
 
Nov. 1
 
Dr. Alfredo Zayas, candidate of the coalition National League, elected, but his opponent, José Gómez (Liberal), launched accusations of fraud. To prevent conflict the U.S. government sent Gen. Enoch Crowder, who arranged for new elections (March 15, 1921), which resulted in another victory for Zayas.  3
 
 
 
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