However, Fidel Castro’s ideology during his rise to power was being primarily nationalist , with a turn towards communism by the end of the Cuban revolution. Castro said that he wanted to elevate the standards of the Cuban people and this is what he did and why people joined him. Fidel Castro’s rise to power began on the 26th July of 1953, also known as the ‘July movement’ where Castro along with other rebels tried to "capture the Moncada army barracks in downtown Santiago de Cuba.”. Its aim was to take over this military site but this attempt failed. This event can be regarded as being a failure but it is an important factor in Fidel Castro’s rise to power as it led Castro and other rebels to face trials, trials in which Fidel Castro was sentenced to 15 years of prison.
With his advisers, he decided on a naval blockade to prevent Russian ships delivering the missiles for the Cuban sites. Monday 22 October Kennedy announces a naval blockade of Cuba. B52 nuclear bombers are deployed, so that one-eighth of them are airborne all the time. Kennedy warns of a full retaliatory response, if any missile is launched from Cuba. Tuesday 23 October Khrushchev explains that the missile sites are "solely to defend Cuba against the attack of an aggressor".
After that, an insane United States Air Force General called Jack Ripper ordered an officer named Lionel Mandrake to initiate an alert in their military base. At the same time in the Pentagon, the leader George C. Scott and his officers were in a state of shock when Ripper made that order. They were in a situation of a surprise because Ripper had to take permission before starting any military attack. After that incident, Jack Ripper continued in acting like a President by commanding new things. He ordered the B-52 crew who was trying to deliver some cargo to attack the Soviet Union with the nuclear weapons they have.
Fidel plays a significant role in the Crisis in terms of alignment with a great power in conflict, resulting with an involvement in a conflict himself and the agreement of the placement of nuclear weapons on the Cuban soil, that triggered American anger even more than it had already been done after two failed invasion attempts. Section E – Conclusion To justify the significance of Fidel’s role in the Cuban Missile Crisis aspects such as Khrushchev’s real intentions and Kennedy’s actions must be taken into account. Knowing the lack of respect that Khrushchev had for Fidel and the amount of effort that the US put in attempting the invasion of Cuba, twice, the conclusion can be made as the Cuba was an area that was significant to the Cold War and for the two great powers to balance with each other. The amount of effort it took to solve the problem (an exchange of letters) shows that the problem wasn’t as great since it was easy to resolve. Word count: 1,529
Che Guevara Short Summary: Che Guevara also know as Ernesto de la Serna Guevara born on the June 14, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina. He was the military leader of Cuba. He studies medicine before traveling around South America, to watching situations that urged his Marxist beliefs. He assisted Fidel Castro in toppling the Cuban government and then worked in a political position. Guevara later engaged in guerrilla deed in Bolivia, where he was executed.
I would like to introduce the movie of “Thirteen Days”. It’s the story of the 1963 Cuban Missile Crisis based on the book by May and Zelikow titled The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Cuba set up to take this piece of a missile from a US reconnaissance plane began to lift the successful conclusion of the crisis, which is full of the story climaxes with a touch of tension pole made of the most successful, the viewer although clearly know the outcome is peaceful, but it still will be attracted to the story, and have a sense of empathy crisis. I'm a little bit query this film background, he was taken from the 1998 23-hour real meeting tapes published book: "Cuban Missile Crisis, John F. Kennedy in the White House" (The Kennedy Tapes - Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis) film adaptation, and reliability is quite high. Superstar Kevin Ke Sina national security adviser to President Kennedy played around, Kenny Erving Tanner, which President Kennedy and their brother, together in 1962 to resolve the world's most dangerous 13 days.
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
Or is he? Communist ideology in Cuba is not a given truth to many historians, in this essay we will explore how Castro used ideology, and manipulated popular support in order to rise to power. While at times over-emphasized, guerrilla war, and the revolutionary spirit were part of the initial core of his attaining power. Guerrilla warfare executed by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, and
In 1963 Martin Luther King called for an end to racism, in which he spoke the words "I have a dream". These four words would come to be one of the most famous phrases in America 's history. Martin Luther King, gave the speech to an audience of more than two hundred and fifty thousand supporters of civil rights and the speech was heard throughout the world. He gave this speech during the March to Washington for jobs and freedom, in which he shared his dreams of equality and freedom, which he believed could rise from the hate and slavery in America. Even if slavery had been gone for more then 100 years, African-Americans were still being treated unfair and were not completely free.
And what of our beloved Nelson Mandela? He directed peaceful, nonviolent acts of defiance against the South African government and even founded a law firm called Mandela and Tambo which provided free legal counsel and representation to blacks. A non violent protester for so many years and then arrested in 1962 for plotting to overthrow the state. He is still in jail today and who knows if we will ever have his leadership again! The South African regime has continued to relentlessly hinder the anti-apartheid movement into the 1980s and were forced to declare a state of emergency just last year in 1986.