March 6 - March 6, 2008- Revolutionary Struggle (Part 2),...

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March 6, 2008- Revolutionary Struggle (Part 2), Counter Revolution and Enduring Authoritarianism Cubas Semi Independence Us poltical control o Series of invasions, occuparions, and support of dictators US economic control o Eg in 1956m us corporations control o 75% of imports o 85% of exports o 90% of mining industry o 40% of sugar industry o 80% od public services o Much of the best arable land Havana- whore house Fulgencio Batista(1940-44, 1952-59) Repressive leader 1953: Castro leads attack on army barracks Cuban Revolution 1956-1959 Only 81 land Most killed, 220 make it to land into mountains of sierra maestro(castro, che, raul) Get rooted; begin guerilla war vs. dictatorship Build strength over time US- stops supporting Batista near the end(1958) o Batista has little popular support After Cuban Revolution 1/8 of population flees- “Miami cubas” o Allies of Batista o Sugar industry flee Castro seize US and elite property, but seek conciliation Rebuffed by the us o His attempt to make peace with the US( trade parterns, diplomatic relations, property of sugar estates, doesn’t wanna be enemies)
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March 6 - March 6, 2008- Revolutionary Struggle (Part 2),...

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