Send to friend Cuban Communism Author: On January 1,a combination of popular resistance and military actions forced an unpopular Cuban dictator to flee the island. Cubans were hopeful of a turn to constitutional government, prosperity and greater freedom. With terrible irony, the Cuban people opened the door to a dictatorship and the imposition of totalitarian communism few could have envisioned as they welcomed Fidel Castro and his guerrilla force as national liberators and harbingers of hope.
On 27 October Columbus sighted Cuba, he named the island Juana. The history of Cuba began with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in and the subsequent invasion of the island by the Spaniards. Thus, the impact of indigenous groups on subsequent Cuban society was limited, and Spanish culture, institutions, language, and religion prevailed.
Colonial society developed slowly after Spain colonized the island in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; pastoral pursuits and agriculture served as the basis of the economy.
For the first three centuries after the conquest, the island remained a neglected stopping point for the Spanish fleet, which visited the New World and returned to Spain with the mineral wealth of continental America.
Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century. Cuba awakened dramatically in the nineteenth century. In a scant few years, Cuba was transformed from a sleepy, unimportant island into the major sugar producer in the world.
These factors, especially the latter two, delayed a move toward independence in the early nineteenth century. While most of Latin America was breaking with Spain, Cuba remained loyal.
The Independence Struggle and Beginning of U. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, Cuban loyalty began to change as a result of Creole rivalry with Spaniards for the governing of the island, increased Spanish despotism and taxation, and the growth of Cuban nationalism.
As a result of increasingly strained relations between Spain and the United States, the Americans entered the conflict in On May 20,after almost five years of U. Prosperity increased during the early years. Social tensions were not profound. Yet corruption, violence, and political irresponsibility grew.
The s saw a major attempt at revolution. Prompted by the cruel dictatorship of Gerardo Machado y Morales president, —33the economic hardships of the world depression, and the growing control of their economy by Spaniards and North Americans, a group of Cubans led by students and intellectuals sought radical reforms and a profound transformation of Cuban society.
Following several small army revolts, Machado was forced to resign and flee the country on August 12, Yet political violence and corruption increased. A few conspired to take power by force. Fidel Castro on his way to bring down the Batista regime.
The Rise of Fidel Castro: It also began a brutal right-wing dictatorship that resulted in the polarization of society, civil war, the overthrow of Batista, and the destruction of the military and most other Cuban institutions.
Fidel Castro Ruz, a charismatic, anti-U. As the Castro regime expropriated U. The Cold War Period: Tensions between the two governments peaked during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October after the United States revealed the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba.Castro and Communism in Cuba Meanwhile, an example of communist tactics was being unfolded in Cuba, within 90 miles of the U.S.
southeastern shoreline. Early in , after battling for several years. A chronology of key events in the history of Cuba, from the time it was claimed for Spain in to the present forming the basis of the Communist Party. ending six decades of rule by the. Cuba See also: History of Cuba and Communist Party of Cuba Following the – Cuban Revolution, the new government led by Fidel Castro transitioned the country into a one-party state, with all meaningful opposition media closed to transferred to state control by the end of History of Cuba; Governorate of Cuba (–) Viceroyalty of A series of rebellions during the 19th century failed to end the Spanish rule.
The Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) did very little to resist Machado in his dictator phase; however, numerous other groups did. In the late s and early s a number of Cuban action groups. Cuba is a large Caribbean island nation under Communist rule.
It’s located at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, with its nearest neighbours being Haiti to the east, Florida (United States) to the north, the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) to the west, and Jamaica to the south. Nov 25, · Watch video · Cuban leader Fidel Castro () established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere after leading an overthrow of the military dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in He ruled.