Fidel Castro

Dictator of Cuba 1976-2008.

The background of Fidel Castro

He was born in 1926, he was a very intelligent and did well in school, he later would earn a degree, earned from the University of Havana, but his real interests lead him to politics, he would do cases to poor and other hardworking class for free. In 1952 he would great a underground organization that would demand that Batista be removed, they would print newspapers, writing, and collecting guns. Castro would ensure that they were all trained in Marksmanship. On July 26 1953, Fidel Castro led 120 of his followers on a assault, unfortunately, it failed 68 men of his were captured, tortured and killed. He would later go to the United States and Mexico, the Ex-Mexico president would later give him a large sum of money and he would also gain a lot of support, who would later be the key to rising to power. His troops were more skilled in guerrilla warfare allowing him to take Batista out of power very easily and declare himself dictator. The USSR would later become a strong partner of Cuba, and Castro would later host Nuclear Weapons in Cuba, being manipulated by the Soviets in order due to US placing Nuclear missiles near USSR. Castro would later invest a lot of money and supplies in Africa Revolutionists and began to support them which did not make his appearance in the rest of the world improve. Castro would use propaganda and brute force to ensure his placement in the government would be sustained. There was no real government, it was all based around him, he would manipulate the people based off their beliefs in religion and he would take that to his advantage to and make people think that he was messenger from Jesus by having a dove land on his shoulder and his ability to speak and appeal to people made him a God like figure. That is up until he had medical issues and would give his power over to his brother, who would maintain his title due to Castro deciding to not come back to power.

Journal Entry By Fidel Castro

The speech I given last night was a hit, the people of this Country are blinded by their religion. The way they gasped and screamed when they saw that dove land on my shoulder was more than even I expected, their ability to not see reality is really amazing, I mean if you look at the past few months or years, even a semi-educated child could see what was really being done. The people of this nation feed on what they want to hear causing them to be blind sheep which is the real reason that I am the supreme leader of this nation and not some fool like them. What I am doing is great, no man or group of people could come close, its all about what you can and can not do, and because I am able to speak and look as if I am one of them, that makes me their God like figure. Well until the day that I die or the day that the people see what is going on around them and wake up, I will be the supreme leader!

Fidel Castro

Some Photos of Fidel Castro!

Was Fidel Castro's ability to manipulate the people and tell them what they want to see and hear his main way in staying in power?

Description of the Video Below!

In the video, it shows the viewer that Fidel Castro is able to appeal to the people and appear to them that he is still one of them and that despite his age he is still capable of being able to lead the country into even more success and allow them to get what they deserve!

Work Cited!

Rabkin, Rhoda. "Genesis of the Castro Regime." Cuban Politics: The Revolutionary Experiment. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 1990. ABC-CLIO eBook Collection. Web. 28 Mar 2013.


Rabkin, Rhoda. "Communism Fidel-Style." Cuban Politics: The Revolutionary Experiment. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 1990. ABC-CLIO eBook Collection. Web. 28 Mar 2013.

Rabkin, Rhoda. "Institutions and Policy." Cuban Politics: The Revolutionary Experiment. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 1990. ABC-CLIO eBook Collection. Web. 28 Mar 2013.

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