Fidel Castro Achievements

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There have been many dictators in human history but none like the Cuban war hero Fidel Castro. Castro was born in August 13 1926 in Galicia, Northwest Spain and later migrated to Cuba with his family due to his fathers failed marriage and other economic reasons. In his early ages he took an interest in history, geography and other similar subjects but didn’t excel academy in any of them. So in 1945 Fidel attended to the University of Havana where he studied law and during his university years he developed communist ideologies and rebellious thoughts. After he graduated from the University of Havana he had a clear goal of revolutionizing Cuba (Lemass). In 1952 he formed a group called The Movement and started the Cuban Revolution which successfully…show more content…
He was considered one of the most prominent communist leaders of his time (Bunck).To this day Communism is still very much active and holding in Cuba. During his years in power, Fidel Castro changed Cuba in a revolutionary way. While his government made major achievements in improvement of education and Health sector, it failed in improving the overall economy of the country and due the dictatorship the country lacks overall human rights. Since the start of Fidel Castro’s communist regime, importance of education in the country increased and there have been many improvements since then. After Castro came in to power he quickly realized that in order for his revolution to fully succeed a social transformation was needed. He understood that the only way to achieve social transformation in Cuba would require a throughout change and a leap forward in education (Quirk). Thus, Cuba’s change in education first began with the 1961 National Literacy Campaign which impacted the teaching methods and schooling in general for both children and adults. According to the author of Educational Reform and Social Transformation in Cuba, Martin Convoy “Education and…show more content…
His government’s first economic strategy was put in to action by Castro in 1961 and it was called the Instant Industrialization Strategy. This strategy was focused on making materials that could be easily imported such as chemical products, machinery and automobiles. While this strategy improved the production of these materials it completely ignored the country’s main source of income before the strategy, sugar sector. The harvest of sugars dropped form 6.7 million tons to 3.8 tons in just 2 years and because of this Cuba was dependent on sugar more than ever and had to import sugar from other countries. After this fiasco Castro quickly focused on harvesting of sugar. His main goal in this harvest was to obtain 10 million ton of sugar from 1965 to 1970. He even described this goal and justified this action as “Defending the honor, the prestige the safety and self-confidence of the
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