- Born August 13, 1926
- Lived in poverty as a child
- Loved sports
- Was interested in history and geography
Fidel Castro didn't have the easiest childhood. He was born into a poor family and wasn't very good at school. He ended up going to a college and got involved in politics. He was involved with the liberal movement and showed this by stealing guns from a police station. He married Mirta Balart. Castro began being influenced by communism and marxist ideas. Castro decided that he wanted to run for congress in 1952. He didn't win and decided to start an underground organization to overthrow Batista, the current president. He was then sent to jail for leading this organization. He then leads his troops to overthrow Batista. They get in a battle and Castro's guerilla warfare troops end up winning and Batista collapses. Then Castro asserts himself as the prime minister of Cuba. Then he has trouble with the U.S because we found out he was letting Russia put nuclear missiles in Cuba. The United States then sends in former Cuban exiles in the Bay of Pigs battle. They end up losing and it is embarrassing for the U.S. Then the U.S blockaded Cuba and they were forced to comply. Castro was very quiet until he resigned in 2008.
Fight to achieve the impossible and win!
Castro had the dream of winning
He worked hard as a child
And he became rebellious and wild
He dreamed of leading the people
And getting there would be illegal
He gathered up some troops
and organized a military coup
He dethroned the president
and took over his residence
He became ruthless and cruel
And led with dictatorship rule
He teamed up with Russia
Now the U.S wants to crush ya
We blocked his country
now his people go hungry
He was forced to give up
His country divided up
People could debate
If castro was really that great
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