Cuban Revolution

Cuban Revolution

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Batista's Coup d'etat

Batista was going to lose his possession of power so he takes control of the government by force In March of 1952 angering many Cubans including a lawyer named Fidel Castro. Castro was unhappy with this so he had the idea to lead a rebellion to take back the power.

Attack on Moncada Barracks

Castro starts getting supporters for he revolution and plans to attack the Moncada Barracks to take power away from Batista. On July 26 1953 He leads a failed attack and Castro retreats after some of his men were killed or taken prisoner
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Castro is taken to court.

In September Castro is taken to court and defends himself against accounts of treason. Having just attacked Moncada. He says.

" I know imprisonment will be harder for me than it has been for anyone filled with cowardly threats and hideous cruelty. But I do not fear prison as I do not fear the fury of the miserable tyrant who to the lives of 70 of my comrades condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me"

Castro takes power

In January of 1959 Castro lead an assault in Havana. Batista flees the country with his supporters. Castro in later elected prime minister. Making Batista and his supporters criminals and electing people to power as he saw fit. He didn't really change the government a lot he just abused his power and took control from someone who he thought did not need to be in power.
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Castro's power.

He put people in and out of power a lot. But he had made an enemy with America. The American government had control of Batista but not Castro so they decided to stop all trade with Cuba sending Cuba into poverty. Castro made agreements with other countries but also made enemies with them. During the Cold War America and Russia and their eyes on Cuba.

Prime Minister to President

After he stopped being prime minister in 1976 he became president from 1976 to 2008. Leading Cuba to power and using his skills to lead to try to lead a international revolution. After wars with America and Russia he started to rebuild the relationships with the Countries.