El Colegio Fidel Castro: A Cuban Leader

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Fidel was a Cuban leader that established the 1st communist state in the Western Hemisphere. Fidel was the 3rd of six children including his two brothers, Raul and Ramon; and three sisters, Angelita, Emma and Augustina. His dad, Angel, was a wealthy sugar plantation owner from Spain. His mom Lina Gonzalez, had been a maid to Angel's first wife, Maria Argota, at the time of Fidel's birth. When Fidel was 15, his father dissolved his first marriage and marroed Fidel's mother, also at the of age 17, Fidel was formally recognized by his father and his name was changed from Ruz to Castro. Fidel was educated in private Jesuit boarding schools and was really intellectually gifted but he was more interested in sports than books. He attended “El Colegio…show more content…
One trait Castro possessed that gained him the popularity of the Cuban people was that he was a persuasive and moving speaker. Other personal qualities that made Castro a good leader are his qualities of being action oriented. Taking action on behalf of the people, especially in the form of a revolution, can gain the respect of many. He is also notable because of his strong character, determination, and persistence. Good leaders throughout history are also known to be dedicated. He is also notable because of his strong character, determination, and persistence. Other personal qualities that made Castro a good leader are his qualities of being action oriented. Fidel motivated others by just doing the right things. He led by example and people looked up to him…just mainly because of his strong…show more content…
In short order, Batista's forces killed or captured most of the attackers. Castro, his brother Raul, and Guevara were able to escape into the Sierra Maestra mountain range along the island's southeastern coast. Over the course of the next two years, Castro's forces waged a guerrilla war against the Batista government, organizing resistance groups in cities and small towns across Cuba. He was also able to organize a parallel government, carry out some agrarian reform, and control provinces with agricultural and manufacturing production.Beginning in 1958, Castro and his forces mounted a series of successful military campaigns throughout Cuba to capture and hold key areas of the country. Along with the loss of popular support and massive desertions in the military, Batista's government collapsed due to Castro's efforts. In January of 1959, Batista fled to the Dominican Republic. At the age of 32, Castro successfully concluded a classic guerrilla campaign to take control of
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