Learning for the Cuban and Nigerian Revolution

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For developing regions, Latin America and Africa are a few of the focal countries to analyze civil war onset and for future preventions. Cuba, now a communist state underwent political turmoil from leaders like Fidel Castro to achieve its present government. Nigeria, a prominent oil powerhouse also faced ethnic conflict stemming from its diverse population. Both countries are still susceptible to future conflicts, but learning from their own history could easily prevent it from happening. Cuba: The Castro Revolution The Castro Revolution, which first started in the early 1950’s, involved a massive number of casualties at the cost of an insurgent victory. The Cuban President at that time, Fulgencio Batista was ousted and replaced with a…show more content…
If Raul Castro is not able to alter their policies on fundamental freedoms and arbitrary imprisonment, the citizens of Cuba could easily organize again and overthrow this regime. However, Cuba seems to be sending mixed-signals to the international community because it recently gained a seat in the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. This could potentially be an example of an inside spoiler where countries sign onto agreements, but fail to follow through with them (Stedman). Cuba needs to alter its priorities if it ever wants the U.S. embargo removed to stimulate their economy as well as instill basic fundamental rights to it citizens. Regardless, history often repeats itself and Castro’s leadership does not seem to be changing its socialist practices and might soon fall victim to another government takeover. Thought it is unlikely for Castro to change the economic stance of his country, the U.S embargo on Cuba proves a serious issue for Cuban citizens. A lack of basic technology, open trade, and resources from the U.S. leaves citizens dissatisfied with the government. The 50-year embargo has failed to pressure the Cuban government and has instead harmed the people of Cuba. Though it’s uncertain who will succeed Raul Castro, it is likely the embargo will remain in place, but as long as Cuba fails to meet the conditions set out by President Kennedy to shift its alignment

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