Cuba: From 1958 Revolution to Present Day Isolation Analytical Essay by Nicky

Cuba: From 1958 Revolution to Present Day Isolation
A review of Cuba's history, current geopolitical context and prospective outlook.
# 148497 | 1,706 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper shows how Cuba's revolution, begun in 1958 and realized fully with the 1959 instatement of Fidel Castro, would become a considerable bargaining chip through the rest of the Cold War. The paper focuses on the cold relationship between Cuba and the United States and suggests that although there is no indication Cuba is yet on the approach of political democracy, the next few years of U.S. policy adaptation and Cuban leadership reorganization may have a great determining impact on the relationship between the two in the coming years. The paper points out that this persistent island nation has long exacted an influence on world policies and affairs far greater than its size or political relevance.

From the Paper:

"In 1958, the militant figures gained significant support as they mounted a full-scale reclamation of Cuba, striking out against the US backed regime of military dictator Fulgencio Batista. The whole of 1958 would be occupied by conflict, with the rebels succeeding by spring in occupying much of rural Cuba and beginning its assault on Havana. Though Batista would launch a counteroffensive by summer, the rebel forces commanded his resignation and flight from Cuba by New Year's Eve of that year. The start of 1959 would see Castro's assumption of power."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Handelman, H. (2005). The Political Economy of Third World Development. Prentice Hall.
  • Paz, J.V. (1995). The Socialist Transition in Cuba: Continuity and Change in the 1990s. Social Justice., Vol. 22.
  • Randall, S. J. (1998). Not So Magnificence Obsession: The United States, Cuba and Canada From Revolution to the Helms Burton Law. Canadian-American Public Policy, No. 36.

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