History of War

DICTATORS & REVOLUTIONARIES

FIDEL CASTRO

THE CONTROVERSIAL LEADER OF THE REVOLUTION AGAINST FULGENCIO BATISTA WHO WON A GUERRILLA WAR AND TOOK POWER AGAINST OVERWHELMING ODDS 1926-2016, 26 JULY MOVEMENT

Through his integral role in the Cuban Revolution, Castro became an unlikely international figure whose force of personality overthrew a regime. This led to Cuba becoming a key battleground of the Cold War where the United States and Soviet Union fought for geopolitical dominance over Castro. It was a role Castro both encouraged and vigorously fought against.

Born to a Spanish land-owning father and Cuban mother, Castro trained as a lawyer and was soon noted for his oratorical abilities. He was involved in

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