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Revolution

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:29 AM
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Almost every nation in the world has experienced a revolution.   A revolution can be simply


defined as "a change."   When a country undergoes a revolution, its ideals that it once believed in are


being modified.   Sometimes revolutionaries act intellectually, yet others may respond physically through


destruction.   Some may be peaceful, some short lasting, and some pointless.   Historians do argue on


identifying whether a revolution has occurred.   Revolutions usually follow a rupture in the nation's


events, are directed by a hero, have an ideology and belief system, and use symbols or tools to get its


points across to the people.   Cuba and its leader today, Fidel Castro, have their own roots in a


revolution that took place only some forty years ago.   The causes of the Revolution itself laid behind


the military dictatorship of General Batista.


The overthrow of the June 1952 elections by Batista indirectly led to the Cuban Revolution.   With


this event the weakness behind Cuba's politics was revealed to the people.   Their economy also fluctuated


between high and low profits.   Because Cuba, after the destruction of land in Europe in WWII, had the


most sugar production in the world, small farm owners prospered.   Yet because sugar was the only major


crop they produced, Cubans suffered when economies in other nations prospered.   This in turn resulted in


unemployment in the cities.   With these circumstances, Cubans showed more oppression to their government


and soon began to be rebellious.   However, Batista jailed, exiled, executed, and used terror and threats


of violence against all the challenges he faced.   The people became even more unhappy, until finally a


rupture occurred.


While earning a doctorate of law in Havana, Fidel Castro began to participate in student protests


against Batistan polices.   Castro housed weapons and prepared his...

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