In the late 1800’s, Cuba was fighting for its independence and striving to break free from Spain’s control. On February 28, 1898, the U.S.S Maine mysteriously exploded, which was stationed on the coast of Cuba. This led to the U.S involvement in the Spanish-American War. There were many economic reasons why the U.S joined this war, however, there was nothing significant that would require their involvement. The U.S was already keeping a close eye on the battle between the other two nations; waiting for a reason to intervene. When the explosion of the U.S.S Maine occurred, it gave America the political push they needed to get involved in this war.
The Cuban Revolution was successful in toppling the corrupt Batista dictatorship and getting the Cosa Nostra (a major crime syndicate in Sicily) out of Cuba. The Cuban Revolution was and is not successful however, in making Cuba a free land and a good place to live for everyone. It benefited just the communist party leaders. At first the Cuban people thought they were fighting from freedom, and that they were trying to free themselves from Batista and the United States. However, what most of the cuban people didn 't know it was that it was all a lie. Nothing changed things got worse and worse and worse. Cuba remained the same as it did earlier with Batista; a poor country in debt whose livelihood depends on sugar production.
Life on the plantations was not only exhausting, but a slave’s life was often cut short due to the rigorous demands of crop and factory production. Slavery was finally abolished on the island in 1886, but had already left its indelible mark on Cuban society. This essay will cover the different facets regarding slavery in Cuban society and its effects on modern day Cuba.
Wright continues the telling of this historical event, under the topic of Fidelismo and the radicalization of Latin American politics. The combination of Castro’s actions and Che Guevara’s calls for revolution in the western hemisphere had a direct and profound effect on Latin American politics. This powerful force came to be known as Fidelismo and broken down to its core “it was simply the attitude that revolution should be pursued immediately” (Wright p. 39). On of the most noticeable symptoms of Fidelismo was an intense growth of demands for change. Wright notes that during this time, the intensity of political activities in many other Latin American countries increased, especially after Castro’s victory. This dynamic came about as new
Allison Yi 10/17/16 10th Grade Global History Period 7 Introduction: Revolutions were significant events in history that dramatically affected the rights of the inhabitants. The Latin American revolution as well as the Haitian revolution were led to gain independence from the colonial power of France, Spain, and Portugal. The Latin American revolution led by Simon Bolivar and the Haitian Revolution have both similarities and differences as they both started due to the want for political, economic and social changes. BP1 Topic Sentence: The Latin American and Haitian revolution were both started due to the want for social change because of the inhumane treatment they were receiving.
These political factors included the long-lasting rivalry between Fulgencio Batista’s government and Fidel Castro’s political organization, “26th of July Movement” (“The Movement”). Batista’s policies moved the country to the edge of revolution. Followed by an economical cause but to a lesser extent. Cuba’s economic status and its social situation made most civilians to support the idea of revolution. These factors gathered together and formed the strength and caused the Cuban revolution.
Mexico and Cuba underwent major revolutions led by rebels who opposed their current presidents. The revolutionaries in both countries were mainly concerned with the industrialization and modernization that was occurring within their countries. The uprisings resulted in the countries shared beliefs against foreign imperialism, against elites having so much control on their counties and push for land reforms. In the long run Mexico faired better after their revolution than Cuba. Cuba still experiences hostile tensions with the U.S. today and still practices rationing. Each revolution was very important to their country and had many differences as well. Mexico had multiple groups fight for a revolution while Cubans were united under Fidel Castro.
Firstly, Cuba and the Soviets already had a very bad relationship with the United States. Research shows that, “Another key factor in the Soviet missile scheme was the hostile relationship between the United States and Cuba.” (“Cuban Missile Crisis”) The quote makes the statement in the second sentence true. The United States did not agree on how the government in Cuba was run and tried to overthrow it before but did not win.
Race relations within the revolutionary Caribbean complicated the Twentieth Century, leaving questions of freedom and nationalism open to interpretation. In A Nation for All, Alejandro De La Fuente examines various meanings of race within post-Spanish Cuba, Batista’s Cuba, and socialist Cuba, and how racial tensions aligned with revolutionary ideas. Rather than simply adopting a chronological organization of events, Alejandro De La Fuente gains the reader’s attention by utilizing a thematic scheme. The idea of an inequality, masked by revolutionary, egalitarian rhetoric, remains central to each thematic division. De La Fuente’s work serves to undermine the elitist pretense of equality in Twentieth Century Cuba and expose the long-term effects
The Haitian Revolution was distinctive, both in world history and in the history of Atlantic Revolutions, because it was the only completely successful slave revolt slowed revolutionary movements in Latin America. It was truly radical in that it either executed or forced the ruling elites to flee. 5) How were the Spanish American revolutions shaped by the American, French, and Haitian revolutions that happened earlier? The Spanish American Revolution was shaped by the earlier revolutions because Napoleon- from France- conquered Spain and Portugal, removing the monarchs who ruled over Latin America enlightenment ideas that had inspired earlier revolutions also inspired Latin American Revolutions.
Cuba restricted access of the prisons to the international human rights monitors and the International Committee of the Red Cross. The justice system is heavily overworked and this caused it to try and finish up cases as quickly as possible. This causes many innocent people to be behind bars and makes it easier for people to be framed for crimes for crimes they didn't commit. This is important to Cuba because it tarnishes its image in the international perspective. Also, Cuba wants to become more humanitarian and ending prison torture is a good place to
After becoming dependent on other failing nations to acquire the essentials for our country to become adequate, Cuba is stuck leading a nation to continued suffering. How are we, the citizens of Cuba, supposed to willing let corrupt leaders take advantage of us? We demand the right to free speech without punishment. We deserve the right to a fair trial. We require our basic human rights to be met. We should not feel unsafe and suppressed in our homeland. We cannot continue to remained trapped on this island. We did not give up democracy during the Cuban Revolution to be oppressed by a communist government for half of a century (The Cuban Libre Story). Let the following evidence depict our grievances.
The cuban revolution allowed for gender equality and the role of women in cuban society to shift tremendously. The entire system of government changed, Cuban Women were given opportunities to leave their household and get an education, obtain government jobs that were only given to men, and they were granted opportunities that improved the status and the rights of women. Even though, the social and economic circumstances profoundly changed, social relations did not. Women in Cuba still had to fight exploitation, poverty, and violence. Many women were not given opportunities simply because of the color of their skin, notably lower class women who had to grapple with the intersecting, stratifying layers of classism, sexism, and racism in society.