Fidel Castro: Real Hero Never Dies

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Fidel Castro - Real Hero Never Dies Fidel Castro – His image always inspired me; unprofessional untrimmed beard in face with cigar and a professional military dress code on his body. This extreme inspired me to get in to his story right from my college days. Just as his inspiring looks were an unprofessional and professional mix; his life journey was also a mixture of rights and wrongs in securing Cuba from American Imperialism. From my reading I could easily understand that he was dedicated and determined to win. I hope the following excerpt from my reading helps you to understand one of the Great Leaders of our times. Fidel Castro Ruz was born on august 13 1926 in Biran, Cuba. His family, owning sugar plantations, were fairly wealthy.…show more content…
After a year's imprisonment, he traveled to Mexico where he formed a revolutionary group, the 26th of July Movement, with his brother Raúl Castro and Che Guevara. Returning to Cuba, Castro took a key role in the Cuban Revolution by leading the Movement in a guerrilla war against Batista's forces from the Sierra Maestra. After Batista's overthrow in 1959, Castro assumed military and political power as Cuba's Prime Minister. Fidel Castro’s political style emphasised active engagement and self-discipline. He believed that individuals can overcome any obstacle they desire if they have a strong will to do so and that revolution is the important mission worth pursuing. As Castro has said “The duty of every revolutionary is to make the revolution.” It was this enthusiasm and drive that rose him above Batista and ultimately lead to his victory in…show more content…
Countering these threats, Castro formed an alliance with the Soviet Union and allowed the Soviets to place nuclear weapons on Cuba, sparking the Cuban Missile Crisis—a defining incident of the Cold War—in 1962. After negotiating, the missiles were removed with the US promise of never invading Cuba. Castro could now develop his political ideas without fear of a US invasion. As the Head of Cuban Armed Forces and later the Prime Minister of Cuba, he pushed through radically changing reforms such as the redistribution of wealth among the poor. Together with Che Guevara, Fidel Castro developed a new theory; The New Man's Theory, which was basically that Cubans should no longer work for personal benefits, but for the good outcome for everybody in the society. The literacy rate was increased remarkably, and almost all Cubans could have free quality health
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