How Did Fidel Castro Rise To Power

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Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere after leading an overthrow of the military dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. Castro ruled Cuba for over five decades but eventually handed his power down to his brother Raúl in 2008. Cuba under Castro’s power, had a highly antagonistic relationship with the United States of America. Fidel Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926 on his family’s successful sugar plantation near Birán, Oriente Province, Cuba. From the start, Castro’s parents did not want him to go to school but he was set on receiving an education and ended up convincing them. He accelerated in the subjects of agriculture, Spanish, and history. In 1945, Fidel Castro entered law school at the University of Havana. At the university, it was commonly affiliated with student activism, violence, and gangs. In 1947, he left the University of Havana to join an expedition to overthrow the Dominican
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On February 15th, Castro became Prime Minister and appointed his brother Raul as commander of the Armed Forces. During his time as Prime Minister, he lectured Cubans on morality and public virtues. He was a hypocrite as a leader because he made promises of commitment to democracy, social reforms, and to hold free elections. He made all of these promises while still believing in the idea of communism and fascism. During this time of his “apparent democracy”, he had a communist plan. He abolished the law that allowed people to inherit land and reduced rents. By the end of his first year as the Prime Minister, he removed all military officials with communist radicals. Eventually, Castro began relations with other communist countries like the Soviet Union. Eventually, the United States broke the relations between Cuba and themselves due to Fidel Castro’s communist
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