Cuba 's Modernization During The 20th Century

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Cuba’s Modernization Current events in Cuba have caught a lot of attention, as we witness a historical shift in their opinion of true trade in a communist based society. Fidel Castro has been dealing with the U.S. since the 1960’s in various ways. Now that his brother Raul will take over control, boarders and opening and travel cruises have begun! To show this transition of communism to capitalism you must have some background knowledge. Communism is, “A way of organizing a society in which the government owns the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) and there is no privately owned property.” - Merriam Webster dictionary. The idea of communism originates from Marxism, founded by Karl Marx, a German philosopher. Marx believed that wealth should be evenly distributed among the people. During the Industrial Revolution he saw factory workers working long hours in harsh conditions struggling to get by, while capitalist we’re getting rolling in the money. He believed in taking the factories and stores from capitalists and handing them over to the workers/ producer, initially this would eliminate surplus value. This would increase production and involve all members of society to unify the communities. His goal was to influence the government in taking over these corporations and create an equal society with no social classes and “Every one having the same”. Now capitalism is, “An economic system

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