Fidel Castro Essay

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Fidel Castro History 119 DFA 7/3/08 Dr. Poian Table of Contents 3 Introduction 4-9 Body 10 Conclusion 11 Bibliography Abstract Fidel Castro is a fascinating man. Although he is commonly looked upon by the United States as a villain, he has done great things for the Cuban economy. Compared too many other Latin American countries Cuba has become a great success. In this paper I will talk about Fidel and his childhood, education, politics, military operations, and what he has done for Cuba. (“Fidel Castro”) Having been born the United States the average American knows very little about Cuba or the Cuban President. With the conflicting governments that we have been grown accustomed too it is important to look beyond what we are told. It is difficult to form or make an opinion about someone we are told to hate when we do not know the reasons. The following paragraphs will allow to make your own opinion about Fidel Castro’s regime and let you decide exactly whose side you’re on. Fidel Castro was born on August 13th, 1926, as Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz to a wealthy landowning family. He attended school and received a Jesuit education. He graduated college in 1950 from Havana University with a degree in law. He then established a private law practice and joined the reformist Cuban People’s Party (“The Cuban Experience” 1998). During these years he gave free legal advice and help to the poor and underprivileged. Castro was appalled by the conditions that the poor were living in and shocked by the contrast of his own lifestyle, he became a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary. Castro then decided to run for a parliamentary seat in 1952. (“Castro” 2008). However, General Fulgencio Batista overthrew the government and canceled the election. Castro tried to challenge the Batista regime in court but

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