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Cuban Revolution

  1. 1. By Mini and Elly Cuban Revolution Cuban Revolution . Photograph. Cuba. Flickr Hive Mind . Web. 29 Dec. 2011. <>.
  2. 2. Timeline 1954 November - Batista ended up the parliament and elected as the President of Cuba. 1955 - Fidel Castro and his brother Raul Castro met Che Guevara, who later joins the revolutionary forces. 1957 30th July - A Cuban revolutionary called Frank Pais died during the revolution 1958 March - Many people turns back against the Batista government, and the US stopped the arm supplies for Batista. 1958 May - Batista declared to destroy Castro forces. 1958 December - Guevara led the troops to attack Santa Clara, which resulted a great success. 1959 5th January - After Batista fled Cuba 4 days ago, the President was changed to Manuel Urrutia, the 20th President. 1959 15th January - Castro became the Premier of Cuba.
  3. 3. <ul><li>To reform the government and country and fight against Batista's rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Batista took complete control of the country. He was elected because he was the only candidate, and there was no opposition. </li></ul><ul><li>Fidel Castro promised he will provide equality and better lives for the people. </li></ul><ul><li>Castro forces attacked Batista government to create the movements of rebellion. </li></ul>Causes
  4. 4. Effects <ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>True national independence </li></ul><ul><li>People were inspired by boldness and braveness of Cuban Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba’s dependence on Soviet economic and military aid. </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>“ Largely Egalitarian Society.” </li></ul><ul><li>Social Reconstruction began. </li></ul><ul><li>Systems of education, health, struggle against discrimination, and sports </li></ul>&quot;Cuban Revolution.&quot; Cartoon. LA Progressive . 25 Mar. 2009. Web. 2012. <>.
  5. 5. <ul><li>The revolution's supreme commander, strategist and guardian. </li></ul><ul><li>Got power on January 1, 1959 while majority of the people supported him. </li></ul><ul><li>People believed in his speeches because they wanted democracy. </li></ul>Fidel Castro
  6. 6. <ul><li>Born on June 14, 1928 at Rosario, Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Died on October 1967 at Bolivia </li></ul><ul><li>Good theoretician of guerrilla battles </li></ul><ul><li>Gained strength by more people getting involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Became Cuban citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Spent time in Democratic Republic of the Congo </li></ul><ul><li>Regarded as hero through worldwide, icon of anti-imperialism. </li></ul>Che Guevara Che Guevara . Photograph. Cuba. Gonumerical . Web. 29 Dec. 2011. .
  7. 7. <ul><li>Cuba in 1957 </li></ul><ul><li>low infant mortality </li></ul><ul><li>doctors and nurses as Netherland </li></ul><ul><li>had many vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>had 4 TVs per 1000 people, which was fifth highest in the world </li></ul>Previous Government Cuban Revolution . Photograph. Cuba. Art Diamond's Blog . Web. 2012. <>.
  8. 8. Replaced Government
  9. 9. <ul><li>Cuban started to fight for Marxism in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Soon the conflict between Cuba and United States got worse. </li></ul><ul><li>After the fall of the USSR, Cuba could not get any more support from the Soviet Union. </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba's sugarcane production got worsened. </li></ul><ul><li>The United States made Cuba's economy much worse by making it more difficult for foreign investors and businesses to operate in Cuba. </li></ul>Replaced Government
  10. 10. Changes in People's Lives
  11. 11. High Literacy Rate in Cuba <ul><li>The level of Cuban education is very high. </li></ul><ul><li>There was a big change from the end of Cuban Revolution while the Batista government asserted that Cuba’s education level was always high enough. </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of People of Certain Area who Attended School </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish control – 16 % at 1899 </li></ul><ul><li>US control – 72 % at 1931 </li></ul><ul><li>Independence – 90 % at 1979. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The government provided schools, medical clinics, retirement pensions and public transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>It also reduced rents and utility charges. </li></ul><ul><li>The economy got better followed by the government's efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>People got pressured to work for the sugar production, but they could not produce much. </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar production failed, and the economy also went in trouble. </li></ul>Changes in People's Lives's-blood-pressure-at-a-clinic-in-Senare,-Venezuela.
  13. 13. Comparison <ul><li>People’s lives were harsh </li></ul><ul><li>People wanted new government and ideologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Dictatorship </li></ul><ul><li>No equality </li></ul><ul><li>Better economy </li></ul>
  14. 14. Bibliography Che Guevara . (n.d.). Retrieved December 12, 2011, from Encyclopedia Britannica: Clark, J. (n.d.). Cuba: Exodus, Living Conditions and Human Rights . Retrieved December 13, 2011, from Cuba under Castro, Building a New Economy . (n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2011, from Fulgencio Batista . (n.d.). Retrieved December 12, 2011, from Britannica Student Encyclopedia: History of Cuba . (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2011, from Emayzine: Oak, M. (n.d.). Cuban Revolution Timeline . Retrieved December 05, 2011, from Buzzle Web Portal: Intelligent Life on the Web: Rasmusen, E. (2007, Feburary 28). Cuba under Castro and Batista . Retrieved December 13, 2011, from Eric Rasmusen's Weblog: Retamar, R. F. (1996). The Enormity of Cuba. Retrieved December 8, 2011, from Advanced Placement Source. Team 18355. (1988). The Cuban Revolution . Retrieved December 5, 2011, from ThinkQuest: