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    Cuban History

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    Cuban History Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Cuba on October 28, 1492, during his initial westward voyage. In honor of the daughter of Ferdinand V and Isabella I of Spain, his benefactors, Columbus named it Juana, the first of several names he successively applied to the island. It eventually became known as Cuba, from its aboriginal name, Cubanascnan. Colonization by Spain When Columbus first landed on Cuba it was inhabited by the Ciboney, a friendly tribe related to the

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    On January 1, 1959, Fidel Castro and his band of rebels overtook the Cuban government. Their Revolution was based on massive agrarian reform and equality throughout. It was not based on Communism or communistic ideals. The US government was against the rise of Castro and his people. They had been able to control the Cuban government by controlling the successive presidents, since the Spanish-American War early in the 20th Century. The rise of Castro was undertaken with a distinct anti-American flavor

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    A History of the Cuban Revolution The Cuban Revolution was a movement to completely recondition Cuba. It began in 1959 when Fidel Castro took power and deposed the previous ruler, Fulgencio Batista. According to Aviva Chomsky, the author of A History of the Cuban Revolution, the Cuban Revolution totally altered the country by articulating the importance of literacy and literature, centralizing sports, reorganizing the political office, reviving traditional and indigenous music, modifying socioeconomics

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    History of the Cuban Revolution

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    In cuban history there was many dictatorships. But, Fulgencio Batista lead to rise of communism in Cuba and Fidel Castro. Foreign involvement from United States to control Cuba as economical ally, also Bastia treatment mistreatment towards foreigners from Haitian and Jamaican. The Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro use of guerrilla warfare and the peasant population of Cuba lead to successful revolution. The United States felt threatened about Cuban being 90 miles from florida spifly during

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    the West Indies. The island is popular for its natural beauty and cultural heritages. After the Cuban revolution that took place in 1950s, Batista regime was overthrown and new government was formed which was led by Fidel Castro. Since then Cuba was ruled by Fidel Castro until recently. In 2008, because of Fidel Castro’s illness, his brother Raul Castro replaced him. Many Cubans supported the Cuban revolution in the hope of seeing changes in Cuba; however after Castro seized the power in 1959, many

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    The United States had been allies with Cuba and had owned most of the sugar cane exports in Cuba, which made them allies. Many Cuban citizens at the time did not approve of their president, Fulgencio Batista Saldivar. Batista was a strict and materialistic ruler who seized as much wealth as he could from the people of Cuba during his reign. Before the revolution, many Cuban leaders held what they thought were open elections, but most of the population was not allowed to have any input into the voting

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    Cuban Missile Crisis Background The Cuban missile crisis was a major turning point in American history. It sparked conflict between two of the most powerful countries and almost led to possibly the most horrific war ever. This point in American history also caused long lasting tension between the United States and Cuba and posed as the most terrifying 13 days in United States history. The Cuban missile crisis can be argued to be one of the most dangerous events in the history of the United States

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    With the passage of the Cuban Constitution in 1901, suffrage was legally extended to every Cuban, and racial equality, in the legal sense, was achieved in Cuba. Since the emancipation of slavery in the 1880s, there was a general trend towards the granting of full rights to Cubans of color. Two elements of Cuban society were instrumental in this achievement: the existence of a multi-racial labor force and the existence of a multi-racial revolutionary army during the rebellion against Spain. While

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    History of Cuban revolution Cuba started its fight from freedom in the late nineteenth century and was the last of the Latin American countries to battle the Spanish domain, which was controlling the continent since the discovery and colonization of America in 1492. In April 1898, as a result of the war between Cuba and Spain, one of the ships belonging to USA located in the Bay of Havana exploded, and this country, which had remained neutral, took participation in the war, that became Spanish-Cuban-American

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    Before the Cuban revolution, Cuba was the most successful and advance country in Latin America. Cuban was inspired by Las Vegas in the United States. As a result Cuba became the favorite destination for wealthy Americans. They came for gambling, country-clubbing, golfing and horse racing. The economy was based on the sale of sugar to the United States. At the a time Cuba was among the top ten in the hemisphere in per capita income, second in per capita ownership of automobiles and telephones, third

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