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  • Pushed Cuba Closer To The Soviet Union
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    Fidel Castro Liss, Sheldon B. Roots of Revolution: Radical thought in Cuba. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1987, The document that I chose is the picture of Fidel Castro and his band of revolutionaries at a secret camp somewhere in Cuba. The picture was taken in 1957, on January 1st 1959 Castro and his army took over the authoritarian government of Fulgencio Batista. In the picture all the men are holding rifles and look like they have been fighting in their Guerilla warfare style. Gueri...
  • Cubans And Che
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    Ernesto Guevara de Serna was born in Argentina in 1928 into a fairly privileged family. He developed serious asthma at the age of two, which would plague him throughout his life. He was home-schooled by his mother, Celia de la Serna. It was these early years when he became an eager reader of Marx, Engels, and Freud which all were all part of his father's library. He went to secondary school in 1941, the Colegio Nacional Dean Funes, Cordoba, where he excelled in literature and sports. At home he ...
  • Political Ideology Of Fidel Castro
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    When you speak of Fidel Castro, what do you speak of The Cuban Leader is not your everyday leader. To fully understand Fidel Castro you must have a firm foundation with which to work from. I will explore the political ideology of Fidel Castro by explaining what is in an ideology, Fidel Castros background, and his political position both before the Cuban revolution and presently. An ideology is a number of action-oriented, materialistic, popular, and simplistic political theories that were origin...
  • Communist Party And Castro
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    In A Dictionary of Sociology, Gordon Marshall defines rebellion / revolution as "Relatively rare but historically important events in which an entire social and political order is overturned, usually by violent means". He continues to say that while a rebellion is only the replacement of one ruling group by another, a revolution also has the new governing elite making fundamental changes. Both the Chinese Revolution of 1949 and the Cuban Revolution of 1959 completely fit the definition of a full...
  • Castro's Peasant Revolution
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    The idea that the Cuban Revolution of 1959 was a peasant revolution or had a peasant character is a widely held misconception, one which has been dispersed by the rebels post-revolutionary rhetoric and the wealth of sympathetic knowledge which based its interpretation of the revolution upon this propaganda. To assign an event as complex as the Cuban Revolution any particular nature is a drastic simplification and confuses the many factors which led to the revolution and its victory. Being the pr...
  • 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...
  • Known Throughout The World As Che Guevara
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    A Dictionary Of Modern Revolution: How CheA Dictionary Of Modern Revolution: How Che Guevara Has Affected My Life The book A Dictionary of Modern Revolution written by Edward H yams is a book that has changed my entire view on society, life, greed, and morales. This book tells the entire life of a famous revolutionary named Ernesto Guevara. Ernesto Guevara is widely known throughout the world as Che Guevara or simply Che. The interesting twist that makes Che so interesting is that he was a high ...

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