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  • An Independent Cuba

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    not only his; many Cubans envisioned an independent Cuba, ‘A Cuba that could have been’. Plenty felt the urge to raise their voices and prove their discontent and patriotism to the world, but what could have been remained a silent whisper. Furthermore illiteracy and ignorance encircled a big chunk of society one which could not comprehend the causes and effects of such a term as ‘imperial’. In Thomas G. Patterson’s Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution, Nixon

  • A Comparison Of Che Guevara And Fidel Castro

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    Che Guevara and Fidel Castro both played an important role in the History of Cuba during the end of the 20th century. The question is “Should they be seen as heroes or villains?” The answers would vary from a person to another. To found my opinion, I looked closer at the whole Cuban revolution as well as Fidel Castro’s political career. Che Guevara was originally a doctor and he studied in a good university since he was born in a rich family. He started to think about communism in the 1940’s after

  • History will Absolve Me: An in-depth analysis of Cuba’s post-revolutionary legacy

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    paper I will examine Fidel Castro’s History Will Absolve Me speech as a tool, to illustrate the vast differences between Cuba prior to the revolution and after, in order to determine whether, if indeed, history has absolved Castro. Moreover, to completely understand the Cuban revolution, one first needs to know the cause of the revolution. Despite the multitude of personal reasons for wanting a revolution in Cuba there is generally a consensus among the Cuban people that the revolution was needed

  • The Cuban Revolutionary War: The Causes Of The Cuban Revolutionary War

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    order to fully understand why the Cuban Revolutionary War occurred, it is important to know what was happening in Cuba before the war, what was influencing Cuban decisions at that time, and what precipitated the revolution where eventually Fidel Castro came into power. In 1933 General Gerardo Machado ruled the tyrannical government in Cuba, but his regime began to disintegrate. Enter a young Cuban Army Officer, Fulgencio Batista who had caught the attention of the Cuban people. Batista began a campaign

  • Describe the Causes and Discuss the Effects of the Cuban Revolution.

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    The Cuban Revolution, which began in the early 1950’s, was an overthrow of a very corrupt government. It was an attempt to improve the conditions of the Cuban people, but the path was covered in blood and sweat and an informed historian has to ask, was it really worth it? How much actually changed? The main causes of the revolution were the corrupt way in which the country was run, the large role the US played in the running of Cuba and the poor treatment & conditions the lower class Cubans lived

  • The Perez Art Museum Miami

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    .ere was a very particular exposition of some of his work, called Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks. It consisted in pages of regular notebooks, but with observations, sketches, ideas and poetry fragments, either from popular culture or from world history and races. These pieces were very unique and the sketches had a special touch that I had never seen before in any other artwork. Basquiat’s work was very simple, but with strong ideas and a clear message. That was the beauty of his work. During my

  • Fidel Castro and Cuba

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    “You can judge me, but it’s not important; the history will justify me” -Fidel Castro Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born August 13, 1926, in Cuba to parents Angel Castro and mother Lina Ruz Gonzalez. Castro’s father, Angel, was a wealthy sugar plantation owner who was from Spain. Castro was raised very wealthy aside from all the poverty in Cuba, and went to the best schools, many of them being private schools. Castro graduated high school in late 1945. After high school Castro enrolled at the University

  • A Review Of The Cuban Revolution

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    A Review of: [The Cuban Revolution] Thomas, Hugh. The Cuban Revolution. New York, NY: Harper & Row Publishers. 1971. (755 pages). Section I: This book is the second half of a larger work, Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom. The purpose of the larger work is to give a detailed history of Cuba’s struggle for freedom, beginning in 1762. This volume starts in 1952, with Batista’s rise to power, and concludes in 1970, with the Ten Million Ton Harvest. Thomas endeavored to write an encyclopedic

  • Free Cuba

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    Free Cuba I. Introduction: Cuban history, like many other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean which have experienced colonial subjugation and imperial interference, is highlighted by tumultuous rebellions. Ever since the revolt of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes in 1868, who took up arms with his slaves to liberate Cuba from Spain’s colonial grasp, the existence of insurrectionists and adamant government opposition in Cuba has flourished. Social revolution and a strong will and practice

  • Resopnse To Revolution

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    Book Review Response to Revolution Response to Revolution, by Richard E. Welch Jr., is an honest and unbiased look at America’s policy towards Cuba during the Cuban Revolution. It covers the general history of and preconceived notions about the revolution in depth and gives ample attention to both sides of the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba. In addition to this Welch analyzes the reactions of America’s various factions during the early years of the revolution. Upon taking this