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La Cuban Revolution

  1. 1. Cuban Revolution<br />
  2. 2. Where is Cuba?<br />90 miles south of US <br />
  3. 3. Revolution<br />CHANGE<br />
  4. 4. What was the Cuban Revolution?<br /><ul><li>Happened in 1959
  5. 5. Castro kicked out Batista, took over, and changed the government</li></li></ul><li>Batista’sCuba(Before the Cuban Revolution)<br />“A rich country with too many poor people”<br /><ul><li>Poor people were unhappy 
  6. 6. Little land for peasants to farm
  7. 7. Cuba one of richest Latin American countries
  8. 8. Most Cubans could not earn a living</li></li></ul><li>What caused the Cuban Revolution?<br />Social inequality and heavy U.S. influence led to a revolt that brought communism to Cuba.<br />
  9. 9. Goals of the Cuban Revolution<br /><ul><li>Remove Batista
  10. 10. Set up a democratic government
  11. 11. Gain independence from U.S.</li></li></ul><li>What impact did Castro coming to power have on Cuba’s government?<br /><ul><li>To ensure he had power to make changes, Castro:
  12. 12. Took full control of government
  13. 13. Led Cuba more toward communism
  14. 14. Led Cuba toward conflict with U.S.</li></li></ul><li>What impact did Castro coming to power have on US/Cuban relations?<br /><ul><li>Casinos, hotels, and plantation were taken away from U.S. citizens.
  15. 15. Cuba’s move toward communism troubled U.S. leaders
  16. 16. U.S. wanted to keep communism out of region</li></li></ul><li>What impact did Castro coming to power have on the rights of Cuban citizens?<br />Limited size of landholdings<br />People’s civil liberties (freedoms) restricted under communism<br />
  17. 17. What impact did Castro coming to power have on Cuba’seconomy $$$?<br /><ul><li>Cuba’seconomy $$$ suffered from U.S. embargo (blocking trade)
  18. 18. Government owned private property and businesses
  19. 19. What type of economy $$$ does this sounds like?</li></ul> Command<br /><ul><li>Castro’s policies led many Cubans to leave country which caused the economy$$$ to struggle
  20. 20. Castro relied on Soviet Union for economic support; Soviet collapse in 1991 hurt Cuba’seconomy $$$</li></li></ul><li>+Positive+ effects of the Cuban Revolution <br />Brought Cuban citizens access to good health care and education<br />Increased the literacy rate<br />Raised the life expectance rate<br />

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