Essay about The Cuban Revolution And The Revolution

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Over the course of history, revolutions have come and gone leaving behind different legacies. Revolutions have been driven by the desire of the people to overthrow a government in favor of a new system to bring about certain change. In theory, revolutions serve to achieve the common good and not just the good of a select few. The Cuban revolution is a prime example of this. Under the dictatorship of Batista there was no common good, those who were successful remained successful, and those born into poverty stayed in poverty with no way out. This created a huge gap between the classes which then divided the country. As the Cuban revolution came and wiped out capitalism and replaced it with socialism, it created a classless society that in theory would benefit everyone and not just the elite. Looking back on the Cuban revolution, the question I ask is not whether or not the common good was achieved, but to what extent was it achieved? If the Cuban revolution was responsible to bring about change in society, did this change indeed benefit the whole of Cuba or a select few? Although the Cuban revolution did bring about change in society, it could be argued that it took steps backwards instead of working towards the common good. For the people of Cuba, the revolution brought with it the creation of a new man. In Che Guevaras, “To be a young Communist,” Che’s idea of new man was not confined to achieving the common good for just Cubans. As he says, “Always paying…

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