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  • Fidel Castro And Fulgencio Batista
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    Although it is certain that Fidel Castro and Fulgencio Batista would not have been able to peacefully sit in the same room together, they are alike in more ways than either man would ever have liked to admit. When reviewing the effects they had on Cuban history, many similarities could be noted. At the very start of each man's political career, he overthrew his predecessor using some sort of militant force. In Batista's case, this was achieved by staging a coup with military backing. For Castro,...
  • Cuban Sugar And Castro
    462 words
    Fidel Castro was born near May ari Cuba in 1926. In 1950, he graduated from the University of Havana with a law degree and opened a law office with two partners. Two years later he ran for election to the Cuban House of Representatives. The elections were never carried out because then dictator Fulgencio Batista halted them and ended democracy in Cuba. This was perhaps, the defining moment in Castro's life. As a result of Batista's action, Castro assembled a small force and attacked the Mon cada...
  • Cuba Under Castro
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    Fidel Castro, Cuba's long-term 'maximum leader,' has detained supremacy since 1959. He is president (since 1976; formerly prime minister), first secretary of the Cuban Communist party, and commander of the armed forces. His rulings are absolute on subjects of domestic and foreign policy. His country is one of the last supporters of communism, along with China and North Korea. Fidel Castro is one of the longest ruling leaders; 41 years in power, the age of the Cuban revolution. An affiliate of th...
  • Cuban Revolution And Guevara
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    Almost every nation in the world has experienced a revolution. A revolution can be simply defined as 'a change. ' When a country undergoes a revolution, its ideals that it once believed in are being modified. Sometimes revolutionaries act intellectually, yet others may respond physically through destruction. Some may be peaceful, some short lasting, and some pointless. Historians do argue on identifying whether a revolution has occurred. Revolutions usually follow a rupture in the nation's event...
  • Fidel Castro
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    Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926. He attended Catholic schools before graduating from the University of Havana with a degree in law. Castro was a member of the Ortodoxo Party, a social-democrat party, and strongly criticized the government of Fulgencio Batista. On the 26th of July in 1953, Fidel Castro launched an attack on the Mon cada army barracks. It failed, and most involved were killed or captured. Fidel was captured and given a trial, which he used to make his famous speech, 'Hist...

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