The Story of

Fidel Castro

The life of a "humble" dictator....

Castro was born on August 13th, 1926. in 1959 he used gorilla warefare to defeat and overthrow Cuban leader Batista, and was sworn in as the new leader of Cuba. Castro's government established secret connection with the soviet union, leading to the cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He served as prime minister until 1976, when he became president of Cuba.
Fidel Castro Declassified (History Channel documentary)

Video Summary

This video is a forty five minute recap on the Cuban Dictator Fidel Casto, and his achievements throughout his life, as well as the terror he caused.

"Terms Of Engagement"

My people of Cuba, the time has come to rise to power! Its time we show the filthy americans that we can hold our own, that we are a world leader! I have made a deal with the Soviet Union to build missile Clio's throughout the country, allowing us to fire nuclear weapons, provided at by the Soviets of coarse, at the United States with the push of a button! Let us rise my sisters and brothers, it is our time to rule!

Essential Question

What influenced Fidel Castro to allow the soviets to harbor nuclear weapons in Cuba?