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    Cuba: Communism After Fidel Castro’s Death? Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is better known to the world as Fidel Castro. Cuba’s dictator died on November 25, 2016 at the age of 90. With his passing, begins the issue about the path Cuba will take regarding the country’s future political stance. Does it set aside the decades of dictatorship ruling and transform into a democratic state or, will it continue in its’ current status as a one party communist government? The United States long tourism ban to Cuba had recently been partially lifted “...to make educational visits...” (Hirschfeld Davis and Burnett, p. A6), as was commerce restrictions which permits, “Cuban citizens to earn a salary in the United States and make it easier for dollars to be used in financial transactions with United States…

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    the mirror. A photograph of Fidel Castro wedged behind the mirror makes up half of Gustavo’s face, being one of the director’s first clues to Gustavo’s love for Castro and communist Cuba. Gustavo is Cuba’s ideal “new man”; a term coined by the famous Che Guevara to describe a “selfless and cooperative, obedient and hardworking, gender-blind, incorruptible, non-materialistic, and anti-imperialist”[1] man. Gustavo truly believes in the revolution; he studies hard in hopes for a scholarship to…

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    was a constant feeling among anyone who left/fled this land. It also ended up being the sentiment of most of this nation. While he ruled this country, he retained the posts of “commander in chief of the armed forces and secretary-general of the Communist Party of Cuba. The only legal, political party and he continued to exercise unquestioned and total control over the government” (Havana Times, 2016) He fathered six children with his mistress who he later married. He kept his family and private…

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    people may recognize it, they refuse to stand up and fight for what 's right. In the book Scapegoat by Sofia Nikolaidou, Manolis Gris was wrongfully accused and convicted of murder. As time moves forward, the same event happens multiple times over forty years later shown in the case of James Driskell. The abuse of justice shown in the Gris Case found in the novel Scapegoat and the real life case against James Driskell can be recognized by evaluating the trials characteristics. In both cases,…

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    African American. Richard fights Harrison, the white men views Richard like an animal, that makes Richard “hated [Harrison] and hated [himself]”. Richard feels like he have no status and reputations when he fights Harrison indicates that his self-esteem is not met. After making enough money, Richard gets out of the South and moves to Chicago, he continues to work there to make money to bring his family North. He works at a cafe and he makes body contact with one of the waitress and he notices…

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    of overcoming their communist regimes. Although the revolutions may have been different in each country. The roots of how their revolution helped toppled their regimes was from a common place, the streets. The revolutions were sparked…

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    One fall evening, my father and I went to eat a local Vietnamese restaurant. During dinner, I decided to interview him about his experience in the Vietnamese l culture. I interviewed him because he could offer a unique perspective. You see, my father left Vietnam in 1979 at the age of 19 to escape fighting for the Communist party. As such, his life experience includes a multitude of cultures; French-Vietnamese, Communist, and American. As our conversation evolved, we spoke of pre and…

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    Since the 1920s, Soviet communist advisors had been sent to help the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) become organized and carry out the communist revolution, but the Soviet communist advisors’ advice almost led to the complete and utter destruction of the Chinese communists at the hands of the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party, hereafter KMT). Another issue between the two parties was the fact that Mao based his communism on the idea of the mobilization of the Chinese peasantry, which was not…

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    country was divided by corrupt warlords and the Kuomintang. When Mao came to power, he unified the whole country by breaking down provinces and enforcing communist rule at every subdivision. Mao’s unification of such a large country can be seen as significant as it existed in great disunity for so long. Mao's main aim was to create one class- the proletariat- and to do this he expelled anyone who he considered to be a 'bourgeoisie.' In doing this, he transformed the lives of the peasants, who…

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    From 1949 through 1976, Mao Zedong ruled China under a Communist form of government. Throughout Mao’s reign, a number disasterous military, economic, and social endeavors should have buried him politically. Some of these endeavors include China’s involvement in the Korean War, the Great Leap Forward, division of the Communist party, and relations with the Soviet Union and the United States. However, his popularity and role as the ultimate leader kept Mao in power, so much so as to spark the…

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