Fidel Castro's Dictatorship

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Cuba's Fidel Castro was the leader of the oldest dictatorship in the world until he officially stepped down due to failing health, and handed power over to his brother Raul Castro. While Castro is not the official leader, he still holds enormous power over Cuba's policies and people. For 50 years Castro ruled over the island that was once the center of the modern Caribbean, the most progressive and enlightened of all island nations(the boys from Dolores). Today Cuba is a country suffering from severe poverty struggling to keep its head above water. Fidel Castro is failing in health and the islands future lies in leaders that will have to make a choice between a new Cuba or a dictatorship.
Fidel Castro was born August 13, 1926 in Brian Cuba
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Since they were so connected in the world of politics, this helped Castro become more involved in the political world (Editiors 4). They had one child, Fidelity. Castros pursues his politcal ambitions and ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Cuban parliment (bio 5, 6). In 1952, General Batista led a military coup overthrew the Cuban government, cancelled elected and set himself up as dictator of Cuba (Gant 13). Fidel Castro had little income and power. His marraige to Mirta was falling and he felt the country heaing in the wrong direction.
In 1953 on July 26th, Castro and a group of follwers attacked the miloaary fortess Moncada in Santiago de Cuba in an attemp to overthrow Bastisa, the now dictator of Cuba (Gant 13) This turned out to be a failure. Fidel and his group were captured, they were tried, and conviceted to serve 15 years in the Cuban prison. Although the coup was a complete failure, Fidel Castro became famous and popular as a leader of opposition to the government of Cuba(The Mocada Attack Cardina Press 2007). After all of this had happened and being in prison, his marriage ended in
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Using some radio and some pamphlets, he begins his campaign against Batista, The Cuban people begin to listen and Castro along with his small group gain a lot of massive popularity(The fourth Floor). The United States begins to feel the Cuban disturst of the Batista government. On December 17, 1959, the United States Ambassador in Cuba, Earl ET Smith told the Batista government that the United States will no longer support Cuba nor the Batista government (The fourth Floor). The United States stopped supplying military suppllise to the Cuban citizens and soliders leaving the Batista army weak. On December 1st, 1959 Cuba was becoming such a horrible place with nothing to survive on, that Batista fled Cuba for the Dominican Republic admitting defeat. Batist later on moved to Portugal and finally in the end moved to Spain. The Cuban army surrender to Fidel Castro and his men and their revolution. Castro was hailed as a hero in Cuba and to the Cuban people. He temporarily appointed a provisonal President named Jose Miro Cardona. The United States accepted the regime change. About two months later into his presidency, Miro resigned and Castro was sworn in as the prime minster of Cuba (bio

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