The Cuban Revolution

Charles D. Ameringer

in The Socialist Impulse

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033099
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038124 | DOI:
The Cuban Revolution

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This chapter discusses the Cuban Revolution. Initially, the revolution was noted to lack a clear ideology and was essentially a response to the socialist impulse. However, it was also noted that it was not the lack of an ideology that was the problem, but rather the fact that there was too many. It looks at Fidel Castro's role in the revolution, and it is noted that the success of the Cuban Revolution was due to a number of factors that reached a climax with the taking of Santa Clara at the beginning of 1959. As expected, Castro was the dominant heroic figure of this battle, which was the only real battle of the conflict.

Keywords: Cuban Revolution; ideology; socialist impulse; Fidel Castro; Santa Clara

Chapter.  5867 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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