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The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

by G. S. Prentzas
     
 

When the Cuban Revolution succeeded in overthrowing dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959, rebel commander Fidel Castro declared, "The Revolution begins now." Over the next five decades, Castro remade Cuba into a one-party socialist nation. The Cuban Revolution survived attempts to topple Castro's government, a crippling American embargo, a cold war-era nuclear

Overview

When the Cuban Revolution succeeded in overthrowing dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959, rebel commander Fidel Castro declared, "The Revolution begins now." Over the next five decades, Castro remade Cuba into a one-party socialist nation. The Cuban Revolution survived attempts to topple Castro's government, a crippling American embargo, a cold war-era nuclear confrontation, and many difficult economic downturns. Although it created successful social programs and produced a more equitable society, it failed to live up to the democratic ideals promised by denying basic civil liberties and jailing political opponents. Additionally, more than a million Cubans left their homeland, turning their backs on their country so long as Castro's regime was in charge. Read more about this dramatic period in Latin American history in The Cuban Revolution.

Milestones in Modern World History introduces students to seminal historical events that helped shape the modern world. Bolstered by biographical sketches, illustrations, photographs, excerpts from primary source documents, and first-person narratives, this curriculum-based series is ideal for students writing reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604139211
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Milestones in Modern World History Series
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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