There are 195 other countries in the world that Cuba could trade with. Embargo excuse is old and tired.
1) AS to your preference for Scandanavian countries, I file that reply under "1st Worldist attitude" and kindly refer you to the Unruhe vids on that subject above.
I have no time to watch videos -- kindly share summary in writing.
I'll admit, I am biased: I live in the first world, so my attitude will reflect the situation in which I live. That is true for everyone else. As much as I try to walk in the shoes of others, it seems to me that people migrate in the direction of the first world, not the other way.
2) In matters of socioeconomics, if a group gets together to overthrow the socialist order, yes, they will be met with the options. Just as in the USA everyone is required to obey the rules of capitalism and not threaten it's existence. AS to other things, anyone can think anything in a so-comm society.
It is a false equivalence. There is [certain degree of liberty] in the US and the political means to change from capitalism to socialism theoretically exist. It is a process, however; a political, non-violent process. Can it happen? Yes. Will it happen? Probably not. In So-Comm utopia, that has never been the case; you criticize the regime and find yourself in a hole or, worse, dead. You do not even have to organize; merely voice opposition.
3)Everyone prospers under socialism ands no one is "owned" like in capitalism, if it is done correctly, but as I said, socialism is always under attack by the capitalists--US embargos are a bitch! I refer you to the 1st 4 vids of this thread. What you are describing is capitalism, where the means of production/land are owned by the bourgeois class--no poverty, right?
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Could you cite example of socialist society where everyone is prosperous? That seems like a bold claim closer to fiction than reality, no offense.
US embargos are not responsible for deplorable situation of countries like Cuba -- we are not the only country in the world. This is an excuse.
Venezuela, North Korea -- no embargos yet no cigar to your argument either.