Fidel Castro Influence

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Fidel Castro 's Effect On Cuba

Fidel Castro was born in Cuba near the city of Biran, about 750 kilometers from the capital, Havana. Around 30 years after his birth, Castro and a group of men overthrew the previous dictator, Fulgencio Batista, through the use of guerilla warfare. From this point on, Fidel Castro was considered the new leader of Cuba. Castro had a strong belief in the use of communism within his country. These beliefs lead to a stable relationship with Russia, at the same time, a very rugged relationship with America. As life went on and tensions grew the Cuban Missile Crisis was created. Fidel and his government had allowed the Russians to plant nuclear weapons on their island, aimed towards the United States. In the Bay Of
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Castro had 5 brothers and sisters, one of which he will turn his power over too much later in life. From his first days at school he was influenced by the Spanish culture and sent to a private jesuit academy where he lived and took advantage of the exceptional education in a poverty stricken country. Somewhat a trouble maker, Castro showed his vast abilities both intellectually as well as athletically and played for multiple sports teams. He even earned the title of the best secondary-school athlete in the country (Fidel Castro). His favorite subject was history, specifically the wars. During school vacation he would go back to his family farm and read newspaper snippets on WW2 or the Spanish Civil War to his family. Despite his rebellious nature the young man had earned himself a spot at the University of Havana where he studied law. Soon after his graduation he took on the responsibility of lawyering for those in poverty that could not afford legal representation. It threw him into massive debt but taught him great life lessons and is quite possibly the start of his hatred for the large American businessman that ruled the …show more content…
Although he studied law he was caught in the mix of many political activities. Castro had studied the teachings and writings of both Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin, the creator of communism and one of its very strong believers, followers. In high school he spent much of his time learning about the Cuban patriot Jose Marti (Castro, Fidel 1926). He now accredits Marti as his largest influencer of his anti-capitalist views. One of the largest contributors to Castro 's jump to politics was the time that Castro had enrolled at his University. The national elections had just been held one year prior, within this election rose a party that Castro became very fond of. The Partido Revolucionario Cubano gained not only Castro 's but much of the public 's eye with their strong social reforms and views on national independence. Many of his professors turned their classes into debates on the various problems that plagued the country. Castro began his political career soon after his venture as a lawyer for the poor. As previously stated his work with the legal system cultivated his hatred for the rich upper class. It filled his belly with a certain fire that pushed him to go help other countries in need of political reform. In 1947 Castro went to the Dominican Republic where he attempted to aid a rebellion in overthrowing their dictator. The uprising was stopped before it began but that

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