If Puerto Rico was given independence in the early 20th century, would it be a richer country today?

Devdas

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Apr 2015
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#2
It would have turned similar to other Latin American countries. Its a rather huge surprise that many Puerto Rico people resist complete integration in United States although integration would benefit the entire population.
 

Tulius

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May 2016
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#3
It would have turned similar to other Latin American countries. Its a rather huge surprise that many Puerto Rico people resist complete integration in United States although integration would benefit the entire population.
I don’t have knowledge of significant political or military opposition to integration, as there was for instance in the Philippines, or, in other perspective, in Cuba.

What was that resistance that you are mentioning?
 

Rodger

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Jun 2014
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#4
Looking at the other island nations of the Caribbean I imagine gives one a picture of hoe Puerto Rico would be, assuming it did not join Cuba with a communist revolution. After all, does Puerto Rico, on its own, have any additional resources over other island nations like the Dominican Republic?
 

Devdas

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Apr 2015
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#5
I don’t have knowledge of significant political or military opposition to integration, as there was for instance in the Philippines, or, in other perspective, in Cuba.

What was that resistance that you are mentioning?
For the most of the history Puerto Rico has rejected the referendum of gaining statehood within United States from the status of Commonwealth. Although being the part of The USA, they don't vote in American election because the region don't have statehood.
 

Tulius

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May 2016
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#6
For the most of the history Puerto Rico has rejected the referendum of gaining statehood within United States from the status of Commonwealth. Although being the part of The USA, they don't vote in American election because the region don't have statehood.
Thanks, now I understood what you meant by resisting to integration.