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The Cuban Revolution
Transcript of The Cuban Revolution
By: Sean Whipple
The Cuban Revolution
Reasons for revolt
The people of Cuba were upset with their dictator Fulgencio Batista. The trials in court were not fair and were extremely corrupt. The people had no say in their government on national and local issues. The taxes were unfair and the people were restless. all they need was someone to follow.
The Parties Involved
Fidel Castro and his rebels
The Cuban Army lead by Fulgencio Batista
The people wanted to change their government away from a dictatorship and into something else that was more fair. They also wanted a say in the government.
Goals of the Cuban Revolution
Important events in the Cuban Revolution
Castro's yacht lands in Orinte province.
Castro’ guerrillas attack an army outpost on the south coast, gaining support from local Cubans.
Batista sends an army of 10,000 into the Sierra Maestra to destroy Castro's 300 armed guerrillas, but the guerrillas win and capture a large number of arms.
Camilo Cienfuegos leads guerrillas to victory in Yaguajay.
Leader of the rebels: Fidel Castro
Leader of the Cuban army: Fulgencio Batista
Leaders of the Rebellion
At the end of the rebellion the rebels put Castro in power.Using his power Castro changed Cuba to a communist country, angering the US. The people put Castro in power because they thought the old government was unfair. The communist government that Castro controlled was even more unfair then the old one.
Connections to the American Revolution
Overthrowing a unfair government
Using superior tactics to defeat an enemy that out numbers you.