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|Official languages||Spanish, English, French|
|Major unofficial languages||French-based Creole dialects (Guadeloupe, Haiti, and Martinique); Indigineous languages and dialects (the mainland countries)|
|Founding President||Alejandro Castro Espín|
The Union of Caribbean Marxist States, or the Caribbean Union, as it was commonly known, was a coalition of Caribbean nations with either a communist or socialist background. It was defeated by Canadamerica and its allies during the Caribbean War. As a result of this, the prices for tropical fruit decreased considerably on the world market (vertical farming and lights-out manufacturing also play a role in the rapid decrease of tropical fruit prices).
The members of the Caribbean Union were Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela. The Republic of Puerto Rico maintained a minor trade agreement with the Caribbean Union, although one being capitalist and the other communist, relations between the entities were always tense, at the point that a cold war was on effect. Tensions between the Puerto Rico and the CU got to the boiling point when a Puerto Rican submarine was discovered on CU territory, the cold war could have easily turned into a hot one if not for the three diplomatic visits the President of Puerto Rico made to Havana, and preparations for a clear marking of the PR-CU maritime frontier began.
Cuba was capitalist due to the reforms started by Raúl Castro until a revolution in the year 2015 by farm workers who went to Southern Ontario and the Northern United States during the summer time helped created a communist "utopia" where members of Canadamerica's Communist Party generously worked in their farms in the winter time. The leader of the communist revolution in Cuba was, ironically, the son of Raúl Castro. After the war, the two largest Caribbean islands, Cuba and Hispaniola (the latter being the location of the Dominican Republic and Haiti) were awarded to Canadamerica by the United Nations as the Trust Territory of the Greater Antilles. They were later granted independence.
The countries of Central America (with the exception of Panama, which went to the U.S.) were established as a Trust Territory under the administration of the European Union. They too, would gain independence as the Federation of Central America, which was patterned after a nation state that existed in the ninteenth century (Belize opted out of this, becoming independent again instead). The southern half of Mexico was also put under the E.U.'s jurisdiction, and it later gained independence under the old name of los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (except for Chiapas, which separated soon afterward to form its own nation).