Castro's Revolution Cause and Effect Essay by cee-cee

Castro's Revolution
This paper explores how Fidel Castro succeeded in overthrowing Cuba's pro-U.S. government and replacing it with a Leftist ideology.
# 110770 | 1,502 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper explores the political, social, and economic factors that led to Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba. The paper first describes the rightist rule of Fulgencio Batista and his brutal and unfair treatment of the population. The paper then explains how leftist movements are reactions to massive inequities in the economic, social and political structure within a nation. In light of this information, the paper then explains why Castro's promise of democracy and social equity succeeded in appealing to the masses and how this led to his successful revolution.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Farber, Samuel. "Cuba: The One Party State Continues." New Politics 5.3 (1995): 212-21.
  • Joes, Anthony James. From the Barrell of a Gun: Armies and Revolutions. Chicago: Pergamon-Brassey's, 1986.
  • Paterson, Thomas G. Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Scheina, Robert L. Latin America's Wars. Chicago: Brassey's, 2003.

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