The Cuban Revolution


by Daisy Garnica

summarized Information

The Cuban Revolution (1952-1959) began when Fulgencio Batista seized to power for the second time. He provided to become more dictatorial. Many people, including Castro began to rebel against Batista government, giving support to Castro and his beliefs. The Revolution began when Castro himself decided to take action in the 26th of July movement. The first action included the assault on the Moncada Barracks. The task was to form a disciplined Guerrilla force to overthrow Batista and his government. The end resulted into the capture and execution of many of the rebels. Fidel and his brother where put into trial and sentence to jail time. According to Latin American history expert Christopher Mister, he states, "They lost the battle but won the war" (Mister). After their pardon sentence, Castro flied to Mexico to prepare a Guerrilla war against Batista. In December 2, 1956, which is also known as the Yacht Granma; landed in Cuba stronger than ever, for the next two year, the rebellion army fought to overthrow Batista government, which turned out a success, since Batista government surrender, turning Cuba into a communist country.

Research Question

What are some similarities and differences between Castro's and Batista's ruling in Cuba?

Castro and Batista share similarities between one another, which is ironic because the Cuban Revolution was led by Castro, with the idea of overthrowing Batista and its government, promising a better environment for the people of Cuba. Both Castro and Batista seized to power in a emphatically way which banned the democracy elections; in other words, people had no voice in choosing their leader for the banned of having the right to vote. Both promised a better environment for the people of Cuba, but disappointed its followers.Castro promised to bring back democracy and freedom to the people, while Batista promise Both violated the human rights of the people of Cuba, for example not having the right to vote, being executed by its people etc. Not only do both shared similarities, but they have some differences from one another. Batista and the US had a strong relationship, opening the doors to the US and relying on the country, while Castro ended that relationship, which resulted in the US placing an embargo with Cuba. Castro turned the country into a communist country. People don't have the right to speak against him while Batista was just a dictator.

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