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Old 12-27-2007, 04:36 AM   #1
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Badge "Vanguard Of The Period".

¿Qué significa ser Vanguardia Nacional?

Vanguardia Nacional es una condición superior de la Emulación Socialista que obtiene un colectivo o trabajador, propuesto desde la base, tomando como premisa la excepcionalidad de los resultados y el impacto científico y social de los mismos. Esta condición se obtiene anualmente; no se ratifica ni se pierde.

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What does it mean to be National Vanguard?

National vanguard is a superior condition of the Socialist Emulation that a group or worker obtains, proposed from the base, taking into concideration the exceptional nature of the results and the scientific and social impact from them. This condition is obtained annually; it is not ratified nor it is lost

Reading though an article on the Cuban labour force I found this little piece of information on labour type awards.
Around the 1970's there were 26 different Orders and Medals (Work Heros, National Vanguards, Provincial Vanguards, outstanding worker etc) instituted and awarded to the Cuban work force to boost moral and work incentive.
As you can see two types of Vanguard are mentioned, just the City or town level awards (Municipal Vanguard) are not included. So we can confirm at the moment, three types:

1. National Vanguard

2. Provincial Vanguard

3. Municipal Vanguard

Also interesting to note that the Distinction type of labour awards are all ranked the same and are not listed in the Decreto Ley #30 in an order of precedence.
This is stated in CHAPTER VII, ARTICLE 14. All Distinctions have the same hierarchy level.
This is important to know and means that just because it is low down on the availiable ribbon list it does not mean it is a lesser award than the ones further up.

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