Fulgencio Batista's Life Before The Cuban Revolution

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Before the Cuban revolution, under president Fulgencio Batista, Cuba was plagued with unemployment and limited water infrastructure. Less than 50% of children were given education and hygiene was very poor. Furthermore, Batista was far more dictatorial than anyone had expected. He even let American companies dominate the economy and formed links to organized crime. 75% of Cuba’s most fertile and arable land was owned by foreign individuals. All of this contributed to making life worse for Cuban citizens and angered them. During the revolution, there wasn’t much change in the lives of Cuban people, but if you were supporting the revolution or joined the military of Cuba, you would have to fight for your cause. You would be given access to food and water as these were two necessities for survival and you were valuable as a supporter. After Batista was overthrown and most of his government officials were either executed or imprisoned, the new government introduced laws to provide equality for black Cubans and to provide greater rights for women. There were also attempts to …show more content…
This was the period of time where Batista ruled and greatly upset the people. Under his rule Cuba was plagued with unemployment and limited water infrastructure. Less than 50% of children were given education and hygiene was very poor. Furthermore, Batista was far more dictatorial than anyone had expected. He even let American companies dominate the economy and formed links to organized crime. 75% of Cuba’s most fertile and arable land was owned by foreign individuals. All of this contributed to making life worse for Cuban citizens and angered them. there weren’t any other time periods during the revolution, but one significant event was the United States placing and embargo on Cuba with the exception of food and medical supplies. This embargo is still in place as of

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