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  • Fidel Castro

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    Fidel Castro When most Americans awoke on January 1, 1959, it was a seemingly ordinary day bearing with it the usual, ordinary routines. Few could have imagined, however, that the day's events would bring about drastic change for the Cuban government; a change that would not only dramatically alter the lives of the Cuban people, it would serve to impose an enormous threat to United States' interests and its national security. To many Americans, January 1 simply marked a new year in time.

  • Castro Discontent

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    Fidel Castro, led the rebels to collapse the old order in Cuba and the Batista regime. He was able to harness social discontent with his skilful tactics and ideologies to create a revolution in Cuba. When the 26th July movement invaded Cuba on January 1st 1959 as Fulgencio Batista had fled the day before, the revolution became a successful one. The failed attempts prior to this at the Moncada Barracks and the landing of the Granma, made them more determined and focused. Batista’s social, economic

  • Fide Castro: The Legacy Of Fidel Castro

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    December 11, 2017 Fidel Castro Have you ever wondered what the legacy of Fidel Castro came to be? Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926 near Birán, in Cuba's eastern Oriente Province, and he was the third of six children. Ángel Castro, father of Fidel Castro, was a wealthy sugar plantation owner originally from Spain who did most of his business with the American-owned United Fruit Company, which dominated the agriculture in that region at the time. Fidel Castro was intelligent, but

  • Fidel Castro

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    Fidel castro Fidel Alejandro Castro was born in Biran, Cuba, he was the third of six children. Fidel Castro was son of a wealthy sugar plantation owner who did most of his business with the American -owned United Fruit Company. Fidel Castro was a well-educated man due to his privilege. He was able to attend a private jesuit school and later in life study law at the University of Havana. In law school Castro became immersed in the atmosphere of cuban nationalism, anti-imperialism, and socialism

  • Fidel Castro

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    Fidel Castro In 1959, a rebel, Fidel Castro, overthrew the reign of Fulgencia Batista in Cuba; a small island 90 miles off the Florida coast. There have been many coups and changes of government in the world since then. Few if any have had the effect on Americans and American foreign policy as this one. In 1952, Sergeant Fulgencia Batista staged a successful bloodless coup in Cuba . Batista never really had any cooperation and rarely garnered much support. His reign was marked by continual

  • Castro and Caesar

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    Castro and Caesar I am going to compare two great leaders. One from this century, and one from the reign of Caesar. It is interesting to see how through out history that all the great dictators thought alike. Though they might differ in details all of them basically followed the same pattern. And I think that is the case with Caesar and Fidel. One of the main similarities between Caesar and Fidel is their early life. Both leaders came from middle class families. Each leader had to work his

  • fidel castro

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    Cuba and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR). Fidel Castro is a Cuban revolutionary, who took control of Cuba in 1959 and established a Communist dictatorship. Castro, who was born in Mayari, became the leader of an underground, anti-government faction. In 1956, he led a rebellion that won increasing popular support. Eventually Castro forced Batista y Zaldivar, who was the premier of Cuba to flee the country. Once in power Castro executed and imprisoned thousands of political opponents, nationalized

  • Fidel Castro

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    Fidel Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926 (some sources give 1927), on his family's sugar plantation near Biran, Oriente, Province. His father was an immigrant from Galcia, Spain. He attended good Catholic schools in Santiago de Cuba and Havana, where he took the sparten regime at a Jesuit boarding school, Colegio de Belen. In 1945 he enrolled at the University of Havana, graduating in 1950 with a law degree. In 1948, he married Mirta Diaz-Balart and divorced her in 1954. Their son, Fidel Castro

  • Fidel Castro

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    Politics Information on Che Guevara Fidel Castro once said, “What do Americans know about…a tyrant's atrocities, except in the novels and movies?” (Paterson, 255). It was with the help of this negative attitude that Cuba, in the years after Castro took over, dealt with the United States in terms of trade agreements, military dealings, and government systems (such as communism). When he first came into power, Castro promised to uphold the Cuban Constitution of 1940, which guaranteed citizens

  • Fidel Castro

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    Fidel Castro The first journey for Christopher Columbus to the "New World" landed him in what we know as present day Cuba. The Spaniards' occupied the island because of the great location and marketable importance that came about in the eighteenth century. Throughout time, Cuba has been under the control of dominant countries, such as Spain and the United States. The colonization process has been the consistent factor in Latin American countries, leaving the colonized without a sense of