As evidenced from the lines of investigation, one of the main causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis was the Cuban Revolution. In order to fully understand the way in which the revolution contributed to the cause of the crisis, it is important to note the factors that caused Castro to spark the revolution. The leader of Cuba whom the revolution sought to overthrow was Fulgencio Batista, a puppet controlled and assisted by the United States who allowed Cuba to become a "playground for America’s rich" (C N Trueman). One of the most common examples of how Batista allowed the U.S to play around with the Cuban economy was when the American-owned Cuban telephone company presented a gold telephone to Batista for allowing "excessive telephone rate increase" that the American government had requested (Kennedy speech). This all changed once Castro was in power.
As human beings we often feel as if we are entitled to change if there are things we do not like about a situation. When looking at the Atlantic revolutions, it is clear that each one started in the hopes to bring change to a country. That doesn’t necessarily always make them successful but there are some revolutions where change brings good. With that being said some good may still bring bad, in this essay we are going to take a look at the American and Haitian revolution and address how they both established a successful fortunate ruling of what was rightfully theirs and were able to gain control of their own power bringing them into a state that brought immediate superiority all while negatively affected their countries too. Through warfare and tactics, we will see the pros and cons that both revolutions won them for their countries.
This factor led to Castro’s rise to power as the Cubans did not want to live under such government which used violence as a mean to control the population. It is essential to know that during this time, the United-States of America had influence over Cuba and backed Batista’s government. Those factors influenced Castro’s rise to power as Batista’s response against opposition did not prove to be efficient enough to stop Castro rise to power as guerrilla warfare, a war tactic used by Castro which was a forceful technique and a determining factor in his rise to power. As stated by Leo Huberman and Paul.M.Sweezy , this success also relied on the participation of the Cuban population: "the peasants in increasing numbers joined the rebel army or organized the various civilian links and services which are so crucial to the success of a guerrilla movement." The successful guerrilla war is a direct cause in Fidel Castro’s rise to power as it was effective and linked to ideology as the guerrilla movement rested upon the Cuban peasantry and its cooperation.
With a revolution brewing, the oil companies began to look like safe havens . Additionally the companies offered the Huastects a greater than was possible income than through farming. The hiring of the Huastects, depicts a sharp contrast to previously racist notions. Although they may have done menial jobs, the hiring shows that Latin American nations, were willing to change in order to advance. The need for workers made it so that any labourer would be accepted and used in order to develop the nation.
Both countries began to view each other with suspicion; primarily because Cuba felt the United States was exercising unfair economic hardship on Havana, and because the US felt Castro was leading towards communist ties. This was not helped by the United States image of the Castro regime, which Eisenhower felt was one of a repressive communist dictatorship that is aggressive, expansionistic, and hostile to U.S interest . Ironically, Eisenhower’s administration welcomed Castro’s revolution initially, as Batista’s regime was known for its brutal dictatorship and
The memories and the historical narratives of the tortured and of those who disappeared have remained as an imperative part of remembering the past. Neoliberalism, executed by a group of Chilean economics called the Chicago Boys, had major economic and cultural implications, which shaped the consensus of the 1973 U.S. backed military coup through the restoration of the economic elite class where they effectively created a public collective memory while simultaneously erasing the first hand narratives and experience of the Chilean people. On September 11th 1973, the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet was established by a coup d’état after the first democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende was overthrown with extensive support from
Toussaint Louverture was the most influential leader of the Haitian Revolution, which, under his leadership, became the only successful slave revolution in history. Among Toussaint’s qualities that enabled the success of the revolution, one aspect that stands out is his diplomatic acumen; with the establishment of the “Louvertorian State” in 1798, Toussaint built complex foreign relations for the benefit of the revolution. Ironically, however, Haiti’s decline as an independent nation is closely correlated with its failures in diplomacy. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that Toussaint Louverture pursued a foreign policy that was crucial to Saint-Domingue’s fight for independence, as it allowed a gradual break-away from the French empire and established friendly relationships with France’s political enemies at that time. Yet, because of its tremendous value as a colony, and the still-prevalent institution of slavery amongst European powers, Haiti’s failure in diplomacy as an independent state was inevitable, regardless of Toussaint’s successful diplomatic agenda.
When the equivalent position for moral philosophy became available that same year, he was elected to the place. This resulted in him doing a set of other things in the same field and which then led to him starting to get interested in the field of economics. He published a range of books and made his first appearance with the Theory of Moral Sentiments. Later on he published another book An Inquiry into the nature and causes of the Wealth of Nations which he is very well known for. In this book he borrows ideas from different philosophers but he created a masterpiece as he successfully captures the full picture of economy.
In consequence to this threatening attack of the U.S. Castro approached Khrushchev for economic and military support to stand up against Kennedy. Khrushchev and Castro thought that the Soviet missiles landing in Cuba would be the perfect recipe to get to an advantage in the war against Capitalism, and secure Socialist Cuba at the same time. In this manner, Castro and the Cubans were being defensive in their action of seeking help from the Soviet Union and merely placing nuclear missiles in Cuba; it cannot be termed to be aggression against the United States of America if it was a measure undertaken to secure a nation. It is safe to start by turning the tables and looking back to the time when the US was in the shoes of USSR. Was there anything wrong about the British becoming allies, and seeking for the help from the
Smith’s thoughts and ideas where reflecting the lights of the start of the industrial revolution. He was given that surname “Father of Economics”, due to his great contribution in the science of economics, and also he integrated an overall vision of forces determining the wealth of nation. His thoughts were considered