Che Guevara and the Politics of Revolution Analytical Essay

Che Guevara and the Politics of Revolution
A look at the political reasons for Che's failure to export the Cuban revolution.
# 147812 | 2,136 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 18, 2011 in History (Leaders) , Political Science (Communism) , History (Latin America)

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This paper discusses how Che Guevara failed to export the Cuban revolution to other countries because he lacked the political finesse to do so.It examines how his failed attempts to spark revolutions in the Congo and in Bolivia demonstrate the problems caused by Che's political ineptitude. The paper concludes that Che failed to help Cuba export the revolution because he failed to appreciate how Fidel Castro's political prowess guided Cuban rebels through a unique situation.

From the Paper:

"Cuba was ripe for revolution in 1956 when Castro and his rebels in the Granma landed; Che was not a part of creating many of the conditions that contributed to their eventual triumph. Fulgencio Batista was a repressive leader who was not supported by a constitution. His brutal practices created virulent enemies and an unsupportive military. Facing constant pressure from well organized resistance from the M-26 organization and the Directorio Revolutionario in the cities, Batista could not devote the attention or resources necessary to put down what seemed like a relatively small threat from Castro in the mountains. Meanwhile, the urban members of M-26 were providing Castro with life-sustaining reinforcements and supplies. The guerillas in the Sierra Maestra could never have survived without the help and diversion provided by rebels in Cuba's cities."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Che Guevara, Guerrilla Warfare (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1961),
  • Che Guevara in Paul Dosal, Commandante Che (Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003)

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