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|Other major settlements||Tallahassee, Pensacola, Orlando and Miami.|
|Languages||97% Castilian Spanish, 1% Cuban Spanish, 1% Portuguese and 1% American English.|
|Leader||President Ninoska Pérez Castellón.|
|Deputy Leader||Deputy president -.|
|Head of parliament||Prime Minister -.|
|Type of regime||Parliamentary Republic.|
|Name of national legislature||Senate.|
|Area||65,755 sq mi (170,304 km2).|
|Number of international airports||5.|
|Number of major ports||4.|
|State de facto formed||1805.|
|De facto Independence date||1854.|
|Independence de jure reconised on||1856.|
|Religions||Roman Catholic, with a few evangelical church goers in the big cities.|
|Imports:||Crude oil, natural gas, lubricating oil, polyurethane, polyester, ethene, artificial rubber, Ship building equipment, steel, polythene, manganese, vanadium, hi-tech equipment, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Plenum Polyvinyl Chloride (Plenum PVC), fertilizer, copper, electrical data processing machines, metalergcal equipment, vehicles, oil, steel, high-tech equipment, IT services equipment and meat.|
|Exports:||Shelled nuts, hearing aids, cut sugar cane, gypsum drywall boads, fish products, chemicals, soft-wood planks, ships, tourism sites, crockery, coaxial cables, website hosting facilities, electrical transformers, electrical generators, copper wire, gypsum, shoes, cloth, wine, grapes, canned fruit, Radios and furniture.|
|Ethnic groups||72.8% Mestizo and Brown, 16.2% White, 10.8% Black, 0.1% Yellow and 0.1% Native Americans (Seminole, Chickasaw and a few other tribes and bands).|
|Highest mountain:||Britton Hill 345 ft (105 m) .|
|Number of military personnel:||75,000.|
|Drives on the:||Right.|
|GDP per capita (PPP):||$15,793.|
|% Interest rates:||35.5%.|
|% Inflation rates:||35.45%.|
Spain never gave Florida to the USA, who thought it was to worthless beyond a few coastal forts and towns. West Florida was bought by the USA and Mobile becomes a major American port. Eastern Florida (the US state of Florida) stayed Spanish.
The Florida War of 1835 to 1842, was a conflict from 1835 to 1842 between Semisol Native Americans and Spanish colonial forces from 1835 to 1842. The Semisol did not want to be forced in to assimilation with Spanish culture. Assimilation with floridian culture would occur voluntarily in the 1890s.
After the 1850-54 riots against taxation without representation Florida was given 1854 independence by Spain, who thought it was better to concentrate on holding on to the Philopines, Cuba, Costa Rica and its African colonies.
Renegade American troops that were stationed in southern Georgia at the time went over the border and looted San Agustín in 1860.
In 1861, after a army coup the new dictator began imprisoning, silencing, exiling, and executing many of his opponents. Due to political, security, defence and economic reasons he signed a pact with the Spanish Crown and declared a Spanish protectorate. It would end with his death in 1871. 200 Spanish troops would be in Miami from 1861 to 1871.
1906 saw Americans began to arrive in Florida Keys. As a result, Key West would become a small American ethnic enclave in the nation.
The Anti-Serbia War (1914-1918)Edit
They stayed neutral in the war.
The Great Depression (1929-1940)Edit
The economy declined sharply for 7 years until subsidies and protectionist measures were brought in until the economy was back in order.
The Anti-Hitlerian War (1939-1946)Edit
Florida fought for the Allied side since early 1941.
The long list of various squabbling factions run by dubious sugar business oligarchs, overthrown wimpish democrats, harsh military dictators, pro-America civil servants and odd-ball clerical movements ended in late 1952, when a decisive fascist and anti-American army coup occurred. The left wing, but democratically elected president and vice president fled, with most of thire government, to Canada in the following weeks. All relaining opposition was crushed and relations were tense with America until 1959.
It has historically opposed the communist regime in Cuba and supported the US blockade between 1962 and 1987. Many exiled Cubans live in Florida. Florida also tried to mediate in the Chilean civil war of the 1970s.
Democracy was restored by the dictator's death of old age in 1979.
A referendum was held in 1987 on joining the USA, but it was heavily defeated.
Relations have improved with Cuba since the death of Dr Fidel Castro, but rellations with the USA have imploded since 2015.
A referendum was held in both 1997 and 2008 on joining the USA, but it was heavily defeated on both occasions.
Most Floridians now fear an invasion by the USA, which has always regarded them as ethnicly infirior. Mexico, Cuba, Haiti (for what it's worth) and the Dominican Republic have all offered support to Florida if such an attack occers.
It has a well diversified economy covering agriculture, tourism, heavy industry, light industry, electronics, clothing, consumer goods and website hosting facilities and furniture.