The group of rebels were unsatisfied with their dictator, and demanded freedom which slowly caused Cuba to be a communist country. Here are the main stages in ‘typical’ revolution described by Crane Brinton’s “anatomy of a revolution” (from Matthew Astrom’s “Crane Brinton
Another reason why America was aggressive is because for example, when there was a meeting on what action the US should take against Cuba and USSR, three out of the four proposals were ones that could probably cause another war. One of the proposals was to destroy the Soviet missiles in Cuba by an airstrike, which is a very intense act. Furthermore, another reason why I agree with Cuba’s point of view, is because America was unfair with its ‘regulations’ with Cuba. Castro was not allowed to keep Soviet missiles in his land, because Kennedy stated that it was a threat to the security of the US. While on the other hand, the US had all the nuclear power to fire at Cuba at any time without any conditions.
He abolished segrigation in Cuba, and was very anti-racism. He also introduced social wellfare, universal education, nearly garunteed employment, and good healthcare. He introduced Communism to Cuba, as had been done in Russia, but Castro’s form of communism was closer to the true Marxist ideal, without as much abuse of power, or ukrainian genocides, therefore it was far more effective, and much longer lasting. Not every Cuban was a fan of Marxist philosophys of equality. hundreds of thousands of middle, and upper class Cubans fled to the United States, where they could continue their life that capitalism had blessed.
The French, not at all like the Haitian slaves, were under a legislature as nationals and were trying to overthrow their current government. In doing so, they wanted to create a new government where they had rights that could settle their social needs as well as repair the damages caused by the war and decrease France’s debt. France was going through an internal battle because for 175 years the estates general wasn’t in session and when it was in session in 1789, King Louis XVI asked for more money but locked out the third estate. The third estate had no voice, rights and were just poor peasants suffering from having to pay 40% tax. Louis XVI was the king of France and thusly was considered in charge of its monetary emergency and the disparity of the French society.
Assata Shakur stated that she "still [believes] there is no justice in the United States.” Despite having a system put in place for the justice of all people, justice excludes those who are mentally and physically oppressed. Assata Shakur believed that standing firm to her belief for social justice and escaping prison to seek political asylum in Cuba would not only save her own life, but she'll be able to spread her ideas of social injustice to masses. In conclusion Socrates argument reveals that he believes, "his zeal is invaluable if it is used in support of what is right, but if used in support of what is wrong it leads to an even greater evil.” Socrates believes that even though escaping prison would save him from an unjust death, he rather die without any faults than fighting for justice by doing something unjust. Inevitably, Socrates would prefer dying without any slander of his name because it would make him more honorable. As a rebuttal to Socrates beliefs of dying with dignity, dignity serves no just after
Castro was a charismatic leader who gave long speeches to give his followers about the hope for a better life. He was able to gain devotion, loyalty, and trust from many of his followers. Castro did not encourage creativity, innovation, or empowerment by his followers. He did not develop personal relationships with his followers to motivate them to be great leaders because he was a dictator. He had absolute power over the nation of Cuba.
The problem with this was that the population of black people in the North was majorly made up of young people who had socialistic views due to their living conditions in the ghettos of large cities – the complete opposite of the quality of life in the South. Martin Luther King had no appeal to them as he once stated that, “You cannot solve the problem [of inequality] by turning to communism, for communism is based on an ethical relativism and a metaphysical materialism that no Christian can accept.” (3) Contrarily, when asked about Communism, Malcolm X simply said “I don’t care who opens the door and lets me out.” (2) He implied that he would accept any help, even if it came from the Communists. During the 50’s and 60’s, Americans (particularly white Americans) were strongly against Communism due to the Cold War, thus many white supporters of the Civil Rights Movement, including those in power, were wavered by Malcolm X’s beliefs. Elizabeth Campling thus said, “Black leaders were forced to rethink their goals and methods, and the Civil Rights Movement split.”
He started removing all the American influence which Batista had allowed in Cuba by nationalizing the industry, economy, re-distributing the land and confiscating American business and agricultural belongings (Britannica). However; Castro could not do this without directly affecting the American interests in Cuba (history.com). Thus, turning to a big anti-American power like the Soviet Union was an option that Castro chose to guarantee himself and the nations security. Professor Jutta Weldes mentions in Constructing National Interests that "elements of the Castro movement were engaged in anti-American activities even during the revolution against Batista.". These actions of nationalizing Cuba were what created tensions between the U.S and Cuba, which lead to a various number of problems throughout time and the missile crisis as result of it at some
It was all for a personal gain that just entirely corrupted our country. He was only trying to overthrow me, and become the general of defeating the Indians. Even when he did name himself the “General by Consent of the People”(8) during the rebellion; he did not consult with any of his followers. This further illustrates my point, that all Bacon cared about was defeating my authority, not encountering “the greatest difficulties and dangers”(3) for his followers. Nathaniel Bacon was not an honorable man that he perceived himself to be.
Instead, upon actually visiting Cuba for herself, Pilar finds that it is not an ideal society and that she fits in much better in the US. This theme was brought to light due to Pilar’s mental conflict, as her lack of actual experiences in Cuba as well as her desire to rebel against her mother’s views led her to a false idealistic view. As