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The Cuban revolution was a trial and error time for Cuba with many attempts to overthrow the dictatorship Fulgencio Batista. This revolution began in 1952 when Batista seized power. This happen when he realized that he was not going to win president that term.The elections were cancelled as soon as Batista became dictator. As soon as this happen a politician named Fidel Castro (who was likely to win a seat in congress) began plotting Batista’s downfall immediately. Castro became the revolution's leader which at the time of 1953 was only 138 men. They came upon the Moncada barracks hoping that their element of surprise would be enough to overcome their shortage of men and lack of weapons. This attack failed, Fidel and Raul Castro escaped.
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It was after this revolt that Batista had his first taste of power. He was put in place as the chief of staff. Very quickly he removed the head of the regime and with the support of the army and the approval of the USA, Batista took over Cuba and ruled over the people until 1940. At this point Cuba swapped over to a democracy. Batista ran for president of Cuba and won the 1940 election. Four years later he ran for his second term and was beaten out by Ramon Grau San Martin. During the time of Batista’s rule over Cuba, he managed to build up a large fortune. With this he took a four year “vacation”. Grau actually exiled Batista for the term of his …show more content…
His first move was the assault on Moncada. Moncada was the second largest military barracks in Cuba. The rebellion started by Castro, attacked this barracks with 138 men at 6 in the morning on July 26, 1953. The rebels were greatly outnumbered, and had a major lack of weapons. Because of this they tried to use the element of surprise to their advantage. The attack from the start was a disaster, because the men became separated and unorganized. Fidel Castro and his brother Raul were captured and made political prisoners, but many of the men captured in the attack were killed out of anger by Batista’s

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