Fidel Castro Essay

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astro Protest Leader Paper-Fidel Castro Works Cited Betancourt, Ernesto F. "Castro's Legacy." Society 31.5 (1994): 66-72. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Mar. 2012. Skierka, Volker. Fidel Castro: A Biography. Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2004. Print. Stepan, Alfred. "Castro." History Today 31.5 (1981): 26. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Mar. 2012. Fidel Castro was a crucial and impetrative part to the political and military history of the country of Cuba. Although in the American eye he is often depicted as a dictator, many Cuban people see him as a liberator and great leader. He had several major accomplishments, and possessed qualities such as charisma and prophecy, which he used to control his people. Fidel Castro is also frequently portrayed as a communist and tyrant, although he would think otherwise, and some would even go as far as to compare him to Hitler and other communist leaders. Fidel Castro was born out of wedlock and but came from a successful family. As a child he never excelled or did well in school, but devoted a lot of his time to sports and outdoor activities. However, he did go on to study law at a prominent university in Cuba, where he began to get very involved in politics. This is where he began to oppose the United States and their intervention on countries in the Caribbean. He used several military and political tactics as he rose to power, like initiating the Cuban revolution, and soon became the leader and superior of the country of Cuba. During the Cuban Revolution, Castro and many of the Cuban people were fed up with Fulgencio Batista’s corrupt government. He convinced the people that he would bring the Cubans equality and a better way of life. He possessed the qualities of prophecy and charisma. He used prophecy by trying to convince his people through speeches, posters, and lectures that the previous

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