The Four Stages Of The Cuban Revolution

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Introduction The Cuban revolution took place in 26th July 1953 and ended in 1st January 1959. It was caused by overthrowing the president at that time, Fulgencio Batista. It started when Fidel Castro led a group of rebels against the president of Cuba Fulgencio Batista. At first it started with a small group of supporters, then the group of rebels started to expand and raise awareness when Fidel went on a Propaganda tour, which then turned into a civil revolution. The group of rebels were unsatisfied with their dictator, and demanded freedom which slowly caused Cuba to be a communist country.
Here are the main stages in ‘typical’ revolution described by Crane Brinton’s “anatomy of a revolution” (from Matthew Astrom’s “Crane Brinton
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Below are the 7 main stages that Cuban revolution: The 1st and 2nd stage of Crane Brinton’s revolution system is “the government started to lose control” and “The government loses control”. These two stages does not follow Crane Brinton’s stage entirely since Fulgencio never really lost any power. Even though during that time, Cuba’s economy was starting to get weak. Also Fulgencio didn’t try to change the large amount of unemployments and reduce the gap between the upper class and lower class. However, the first try to overthrow the Fulgencio that failed was through the judicial system which does not follow the Crane Brinton’s stage 1. Furthermore, there weren’t change or new ideas in the beginning of the revolution since not many people were involved in the revolution which also doesn’t fit in Brinton’s revolution system.Fulgencio didn’t try to reassert anything at that time since he didn’t lose any power. And he was not afraid of any of the rebels which Castro and his rebels attacked the barracks but failed once again. It doesn’t fit in Brinton’s revolution system since there weren’t any other allies against the president. It was only Castro and his rebels again Fulgencio. Therefore, the Cuban revolution didn’t follow Brinton’s revolution

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