It was also because of the brutal ways that Spain was using to deal with the Cuban rebels. The U.S thus stepped in and helped Cuba gain it independence from the Spanish. The war involved a series of war and bloodshed both on the side of the U.S and Spain. The U.S thus won the war leading to the Spanish leaving Cuba. The war also set a stage for other policies in the U.S and reflected the development that had been experienced in the 19th Century.
To what extent were the causes of Cuban revolution primarily social or political or economical? Specify long and short-term causes. The causes of the Cuban revolution were primarily long-term political factors. A lot of factors caused the revolution especially political factors, to a great extent, caused the revolution. These political factors included the long-lasting rivalry between Fulgencio Batista’s government and Fidel Castro’s political organization, “26th of July Movement” (“The Movement”).
So in order to protect his nation, he sought military and economic help from the Soviet Union. Late president Nikita Khrushchev (from USSR), agreed to assist Castro and took immediate action. He installed missiles in Cuba, which the US thought was a threat to the security of their nation. In summary, I think that this was a defensive move by the Cubans. I most definitely agree with
These new ideologies helped to the formation of “The Rebel army” name which will be given to Castro’s army by their enemies and attracted other figures such as the Argentinean “Che Guevara” whose role will have such importance in the freedom of Cuba over U.S influence. When Castro and the rebel army decided to come back to Cuba on November 30 in 1956 in order to carry out a civil uprising, instead they were surprised when they arrived with the Granma. Luckily some revolutionaries formed by important figures like Castro, Guevara, and Cienfuegos could escape and installed in Sierra Maestra where they started a series
In Hearst’s papers he showed the Cuban Rebels as noble patriots, though many of them had resorted to acts of terrorism. Due to these exaggerated portraits of the Cuban people Americans were hungry for war. Another key reason for wanting war came from a letter that the Spanish Foreign Minister, Dupuy de Lome, had written to his friend in Cuba. In the letter Lome had said the President Mckinley was a “low, coarse politician.” This letter was somehow stolen and published in the New York Journal. Americans to acute offense to this and again asked for war.
The law enforcement task in the Socialist Republic of Cuba is entirely under the supervision of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (MINFAR) and the Ministry of Interior(Kruger, 2007, p.104). After the fall of the communism, the cutoff of the Soviet aid led to the defunding of the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Castro regime focused more attention on internal law enforcement. According to Sullivan and others (2004), “the focus of the national security shifted to the maintenance of the domestic order and to the higher profile of the Ministry of Interior” (p. 1033). Historically, Cuba has been a melting pot of different ideologies based upon its colonial past. Its law enforcement apparatus has been influenced by the American model 1900 – 1902, the Spanish, the Chinese, but more so by the Soviet Socialist ideologies that appeals to the common good of all as opposed to western ideologies of the self under Fidel Castro.
The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in the month of October, 1962 when American-Soviet relations were tested by the installation of nuclear missiles in Cuba by the Soviet Union. Many historians point to this moment in time as the closest the United States and the Soviets ever came to nuclear war. The tensions began to rise once the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961, supported by the American government, failed to remove Fidel Castro from power in Cuba. As a result, Castro was open for the Soviet Premier Khrushchev to place troops and nuclear missiles to threaten the United States. Khrushchev considered this justifiable because of the American missiles positioned in Turkey.
When we think about the revolutions firstly Latin America come to our mind. In addition to this military coups, repressive government in contrast to these armed guerilla organizations, liberation struggles which is taking place in the streets and of course the most known revolu-tion, the Cuban Revolution. Cuban Revolution has always been the subject of curiosity. In the backyard of the United States, although the American embargo, revolution has taken place was a big surprise for the whole world. When compared with other examples of the world, Cuban Revolution is more socialist and also this revolution continues to today.
Fidel plays a significant role in the Crisis in terms of alignment with a great power in conflict, resulting with an involvement in a conflict himself and the agreement of the placement of nuclear weapons on the Cuban soil, that triggered American anger even more than it had already been done after two failed invasion attempts. Section E – Conclusion To justify the significance of Fidel’s role in the Cuban Missile Crisis aspects such as Khrushchev’s real intentions and Kennedy’s actions must be taken into account. Knowing the lack of respect that Khrushchev had for Fidel and the amount of effort that the US put in attempting the invasion of Cuba, twice, the conclusion can be made as the Cuba was an area that was significant to the Cold War and for the two great powers to balance with each other. The amount of effort it took to solve the problem (an exchange of letters) shows that the problem wasn’t as great since it was easy to resolve. Word count: 1,529
The Cuban Missile Address is delivered October 22nd, 1962 in the Presidential office through a major radio and television address (Podell, Anzovin, and States United 705). Historically, it is worth mentioning that United States had attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro, who was at the time Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, in at least two occasions known as the Bay of Pigs Operation and Operation Mongoose, because of his communist regime and close relationship with the Soviet Union (Pious). Then, after the Bay of Pigs incident, Fidel Castro urged Nikita Khrushchev, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to send support and weapons to Cuba, because of the fear of another attack to his person/regime, Nikita did by sending missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction, hence, this major crisis that lasted 14 days ending October 28, 1962 (Deinema and Leydesdorff). In addition, the target audience for this speech is the American people as President starts his speech with the phrase, “Good evening, my fellow citizens” (Kennedy); however, the secondary audience would be the Cuban people, whom he describes as captive people, the Soviet Union leaders, whom he directly addresses and even quotes, and Fidel Castro of course (Kennedy). As noted above, the cultural, socio-political context is important to understand the seriousness of this crisis and