The time of the Cuban Revolution was a great deal of turmoil, not just in Cuba but in almost every corner of the world. It was 1945, shortly after the end of World War Two, the Cold War was taking off between the United States and the Soviet Union. Cuba, in the middle of its own war, was caught up in the international politics of the Cold War. The interaction between international and domestic politics played a major role in the outcome of the revolution. The result of the revolution paved the way for the era of Fidel Castro.
In the article I have found that throughout the rule of Fidel Castro he has proven to be a very poor leader that turned many of his citizens away from him. During his rule in Cuba he did many controversy actions that caused Cubans to flee to America, his family to leave him, and blockades to be put on him.
southeastern shoreline. Promptly around 1959, combating for many years. Castro gets to be distinctly ruler, his sibling, Raul, turns into his assistant. Fidel Castro dominated in regards to defeating the legislature of Cuban dictator. American sensitivity dissolved quit quick, Although, when Premier Castro started to act and sound like a communist dictator. He neglected to hold the free electoral polls, that he had guaranteed the Cuban citizens. He put to death several of his previous political competitors in nasty trials expected more as publication than as legal procedures. At that point he continued to fill Cuban prisons yet again with political commentators, including a large portion of Castro's previous acquaintances, against communist work pioneers, and other veteran opponents of the Batista administration. The press was strictly being watched. foreign claimed property was taken impulsively without reasonable pay, and maybe with no pay at all. only the communists came out unscathed from Castro's severe and vindictive
While Felgenico Batista was running Cuba many American companies grew rich off of Cuban resources while the Cuban people remained poor. An American mobster named Meyer Lansky came to Cuba to open a hotel. The mobster gave Batista 10% of the profits of the hotel and casino, so Batista became wealthy off of that. Batista became very wealthy off of American business and also organized crime. Meyer Lansky also turned Havana into a drug port. Batista did very little to help the Cuban citizens. While running Cuba Batista did not offer the people neither health care nor education. So many Cubans lived in poverty. When they became ill they wouldn’t be able to go to a doctor because they wouldn’t be able to afford it. When Batista took over the country in
Louis A. Pérez Jr. is an American author who wrote this source in 2002, which was four years before the end of Castro’s rule. The journal article in its entirety was made to explore how and why the US had fear of and loathing towards Fidel Castro. In the extracts, I have selected benefits and disadvantages brought about by Castro are mentioned and explored. The source, for example, mentions how Castro nationalised US property such as sugar corporations, cattle ranches, oil refineries, utilities, mines, railroads and banks. Although it may have initially created economic problems, the nationalism of US property would have been a good thing, as it would have helped Cuba feel more independent and free and therefore benefit the nation socially by creating a sense of patriotism. In another extract pulled from the same article, the four
Fidel Castro was a Cuban political leader. During his presidency, Fidel contributed to the communist government. Although he did not at first believe in communism, he transformed Cuba into a communist country. Castro began the revolution in Cuba(Biography). Fidel's leadership had many positive and negative effects on his citizens; however, many of his decisions created problems for his people and other countries. Therefore, his decisions were often criticized. He generated grief and misery for many of his people(Vasquez). Fidel Castro had many beliefs surrounding a country's economy. However, through the leader's many attempts to help Cuba, he instead put them through hardship.
Cuba is known to be the only nation in the Western Hemisphere that remains a Communist society and this would not be possible without the influence of Fidel Castro in revolutionizing this country’s political and social structure. ‘The revolution obtained socialist and “world-communist” characteristics, but these developed as the revolution proceeded, rather than influencing it from the beginning’  . Events leading up to this change in community prove to be relevant aspects of the revolution as they ultimately became the reasons that influenced Fidel Castro to rise as a leader and to revolutionise the Cuban nation. Castro had a set of ideologies prepared when he took control of the Cuban government during the revolution including the goal
Fulgencio Batista was elected President of Cuba between 1940 and 1940. In 1952 Batista declared that constitutional guarantees and the right to strike will be suspended. He became a dictator with absolute power over Cuba. Batista turned the Cuban capital of Havana into one of the largest gambling cities in the world. Batista reorganised the Cuba’s treasury so that political representatives and himself can take freely from the riches. Under Batista’s rule, education and health care wasn’t free to the general public. The Cuban public were not satisfied with Batista and how he was ruling Cuba, the people didn’t have a say in decisions in government, were treated unfairly with high taxes, selling/giving the peoples land to American business owners.
The Cuban government was not ideal for its people at the time, so they decided to initiate a change. Before Castro’s revolution, Cuba’s economy was highly based on tropical fruits, sugar, and tobacco. During this time, the government of Cuba mainly consisted of wealthy land-owning conservatives. Fidel Castro, a strong liberal who thought the Cuban government was corrupt, decided to bring together a band of two-hundred revolutionaries (Carey, Jr. 15). These revolutionaries attacked the Moncada Military barracks on July 26th, 1953 resulting in a failure that earned both Castro and the revolutionaries a ten-year prison sentence. Two years into his sentence, Castro was exiled to Mexico and began to plot another attempt in Mexico City. After many battles with Cuba’s National Army, Castro’s rebels were able to keep Cuba in a state of turmoil while other rebel groups were able to gain control. Through his actions, he was able to gain the support of the Cuban people who thought he was the logical choice for the new leader (Carey, Jr. 15).
Fidel Castro had a clear vision. He dreamed to see Latin America united as one force like Simon Bolivar, the independence hero, had originally conceived it. Compared to other countries in the region, his homeland Cuba had arrived late to the emancipation party; and still in 1926, when he was born, the libertarian ideals were palpable in the streets of Havana. At the beginning of the 20th century, Cuba passed from being under the control of one world power, the Spanish monarchy, to another, the United States. As a reward for helping the island achieve its independence, the U.S ensured they had the privilege to intervene in the country’s affairs at will by including a special section in the new constitution. This inequitable relationship created a profound anti-American sentiment on the island. Likewise, anti-capitalist philosophies such as communism and socialism rapidly advanced among the population. Fidel, fueled by these currents of thought, enlisted in the guerrilla and ultimately successfully lead the Cuban revolution in 1959. Just three weeks after installing the new Government, Fidel started a presidential tour with Venezuela as its first stop. Not only was he attracted to the country for being the nation that raised his idols, but Venezuela was one of the largest economies in the world thanks to the boom in the black gold, oil. To his disappointment, Castro did not find the welcoming environment he was expecting. President Romulo Betancourt saw through Fidel’s
People began migrating from Cuba after a man named Fidel Castro overthrew the previous dictator of Cuba in 1959. Fidel Castro promised democratic policies but soon after taking control he began making the government totalitarian and everyone who opposed him was imprisoned. Castro became even more totalitarian and communist because he wanted complete control of Cuba. Because of this relations between Cuba and the United States worsened. At one point Castro nationalized American businesses without compensation. After this a complete embargo was put into effect. The embargo caused there to be more poverty in Cuba. Cuba became more allied with the soviets. The embargo caused many Cuban citizens to flee Cuba
In 1955, he was released, and went to Mexico to plan his revolution. Using guerilla warfare, he successfully took control of Cuba,and Batista fled the country. His governing of the country shared many similarities with Soviet Russia, and their communist views. This caused tension among the US and Cuba, due to the negative views of communism in the United States. Under his rule, literacy rates and health care improved, but at great cost. Fidel commonly imprisoned those who spoke out against him and his political views, taking away a great liberty from the people of Cuba, the freedom to have your voice heard, and to let it resonate among the collective was stripped from the citizens, leaving their mouths sewn shut. In my opinion, Castro was a tyrant who adulterated the sacred right that all men and women should possess. In taking away his people’s voices through Lèse-majesté, he uprooted any sense of power from the third estate, corrupting the Cuban government. With his death, perhaps this will one day be remedied, but that is yet to be
In 1940 to 1944, communist Fulgencio Batista withheld power as the president of Cuba and then from 1952 to 1959, United States backed dictator until fleeing Cuba because of Fidel Castro’s 26th of July Movement. Socialist Fidel Castro governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Fidel Castro’s intent was to provide Cuba with an honest democratic government by diminishing the corrupt way in which the country was run, the large role the United States played in the running of Cuba as well as the poor treatment & the living conditions of the lower class.
due to his radical changes and his ideas. He nationalized all of the industries and collectivized agriculture but he dissembled all U.S. businesses and farms in Cuba. He was stepping on U.S.’s toes when he decided to have strong relations with Russia. The U.S. wanted Castro out of power, so the U.S. constructed the Bay of Pigs invasion, a CIA attempt to use anti-Castro exiles to use a surprise attack against Castro, but they were outnumbered by Castro’s troops. By 1962, the U.S. placed an embargo on Cuba and all trade, travel, and business with Cuba was cut off. In the same year, Castro allowed Russia to put missile sites in Cuba. Castro did this so he can threaten the U.S. The United States surrounded Cuba to block off any deliveries from Russia. This led to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Over years, Cuban people suffered from food shortages and no personal freedoms. No country wanted to trade with Cuba because of the bad blood between them and the U.S., so Cuba’s economy suffered but Russia was keeping them afloat. But after the Soviet Union’s fall, Cuba suffered greatly. But besides that, Cubans has an excellent educational system and universal health
In 1959, Fidel Castro led a group of rebel forces to end and overthrow Fulgencio Batista’s regime in an effort to free the Cuban people from his tyrannous rule. For very many different political reasons this has been portrayed as an act of great injustice and hypocrisy in the modern world. A lot of this has of course been advocated primarily by the US due to the high level of political tension between the two nations that developed in the mid 1950s. Believing this conventional wisdom that Castro was simply an evil communist who oppressed his people and stripped them of their human rights is very dangerous because it