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This paper takes a look at the life of Fidel Castro, and his impact on Cuba and the world. The author does not give a positive picture of this controversial figure. First, Fidel's early political career is described, and his eventual ascent to power in Cuba. This is followed by an examination of the various international crises which involved Fidel Castro. In particular, the author highlights Fidel's long running feud with the United States.
From the Paper:" This promptly scared the United States, which was heavily involved in a Cold War with the Soviet Union. The United States believed in the Domino Theory of foreign relations and if one Latin country fell to the Communists it would knock down all of the others. Eisenhower was leaving power after what John Kennedy called, "Eight years of drugged and fitful sleep." Kennedy was eager to try out his new authority, it appeared, and he took over the Eisenhower era CIA's plans to invade Cuba with a Cuban refugee army from Miami, armed and trained by the U.S.A. in Guatemala under the aegis of Somoza, a lapdog of the United States. "
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