ANYANWU 1Name: Ugonwa AnyanwuCourse: His 100-09Date: 8/12/2018Comparative Essay: Cuban revolution and Iranian RevolutionRevolutions took place in several countries amongst them Mexico, Russia, Iran, Nicaragua, China, and Cuba. People in different countries were fighting for something. Some revolutions were similar, and the people involved were fighting for the same reasons while other fought for different and sometimes more reasons that came up during the course of the revolution. What seemed to be common throughout the countries is fighting for land reforms andwelfare of the people in the nations in question. All the countries were characterized with autocratic or dictatorial governance at all time or at some point in the times when revolution tookcourse. Mexican people, for instance, suffered through the dictatorial rule of Porfirio Diaz and when they thought they had eliminated bad leadership, Francisco Madero rises to power and further oppresses as much as he had promised the peasant better than what he was able to deliver once the peasant had helped him rise to power by successfully overthrowing the Porfiriato. Madero forgot about the people that had helped them to get to power and instead colluded with the haciendados to oppress the peasants (Zapata, Plan de Ayala, 340- 343). This paper will focus on the comparison of the causes and outcomes of the Cuban revolution and the Iranian revolution.
ANYANWU 2Both the Cuban revolution and the Iranian revolution had the underlying causes of revolution andthe precipitation causes of the same mutually. The first underlying cause common to both Cuba revolution and Iranian revolution is imperialism and foreign invasion (Origins of the Cuban Revolution: Part I - PowerPoint Slides, 23:34 and Origins of the Iranian Revolution: Part I - PowerPoint Slides, 3:46). For Iran, the Shahin his attempt to modernize Iran allowed the Russians and British into Iran. The Russian military came in to help modernize the Iranian army while for the British, the Shah allowed them to lie telegraphs lines that were run through Iran to India. Later the Americans also came in during the cold war. These foreigners had economic and political benefits in Iran, and the Iranians were not happy about it, and it led to mass resentment of the foreigners and imperialism. Cubans, on the other hand, had limited national sovereignty due to the invasion of the United States. Initially, Cuba was a colony of Spain, but the United States had interests because of the trade links. So theUnited States was going to obtain Cuba after the American-Mexican War. The links between