Analysis Of Fidel Castro 's ' An Interview With Dan Rather, Maximillian Robespierre 's Revolutionary Speech, And Charles

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There are themes throughout history that appear in various different places and in very different timeframes. Comparing the similarities and differences between ideological shifts that took place worlds away is essential to understanding the world we live in. In Fidel Castro’s An Interview with Dan Rather, Maximillian Robespierre’s Revolutionary Speech, and Charles de Gaulle’s Comments on Algeria one can examine the similarities and differences in ideological shifts. Each differed in the transition of their political beliefs and the ethnic background of their movements while remaining strikingly similar in their desire for political sovereignty and economic equality.
Like most colonies in the Americas, Cuba had a turbulent past that included slavery, foreign rule and exploitation (McKay 478). These factors helped strengthen the communist revolution in Cuba in 1953. After the Spanish-American war until the 1930’s Cuba was essentially an American colony (McKay 980). After a series of weak Communist leaning leaders Fulgencio Batista staged a coup in 1952 with the support of the American government. The regime was authoritative and repressed everyday Cubans in favor of the wealthy and multinational corporations (McKay 980). In 1953 Fidel Castro led a new revolution in Cuba that succeeded in overthrowing the government by 1959. Initially Castro was not a true communist, however, after import restrictions by the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations and the infamous Bay of…

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