Introduction- What is the Cuban Revolution?
The Cuban revolution was an armed revolt between 26th July 1953 and 1 January 1959 in Cuba. The revolt was led by Fidel Castro’s 26th of July movement, which offered them equality and a better lifestyle, against the regime of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. The Cuban Revolution began with the failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, where almost all rebels were killed or captured. The war ended in 1959 when Batista’s regime was overthrown and the Castro’s revolutionary government started its rule. It is part of the cold war.
The Cuban People were fed up with Fulgencio Batista’s corrupt government and had wanted freedom and equality.
Fidel Castro offered them equality and a better way of life.
Batista and his followers lived in luxury with large houses while paying the American Banks, while the vast majority of people did not have electricity or education and could not afford to pay for food. The gap between the rich and the poor was huge and many were unhappy.
The Americans mobbed Cuba so the Cubans were obviously unhappy. During Batista’s regime, they were even more unhappy due to his American support.
America was unhappy with the transformation Batista made to Cuba, especially the capital, Havana. Havana was taken over by gambling and the sex industry so, many Americans that wanted to put a stop to this, started to fund Batista’s opposition groups, including Castro’s group, ‘the Movement’. Much of this money contributed to the revolution funds.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz and his involvement in the Cuban Revolution
Castro overthrew Cuba’s Orthodox government at the time
Castro was one of the many captured rebels in the Moncada Barracks. At his trial, he gave his famous speech, History will Absolve me. He was only released after 2 years.
After released, he was forced into exile for his safety. In mexico, he trained and prepared for the Guerilla war against Batista.- "I warn you, I am just...