fc46_lecture 14 (10-31-07)

fc46_lecture 14 (10-31-07) - Jodi Krakower FC 46 Caribbean...

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Jodi Krakower FC 46 – Caribbean Societies Lecture 14 10-31-07 Cuba Part II – After the Revolution Assessing the Cuban Revolution - successful if judged in terms of survival and longevity o nearly half a century of existence - but largely a failure if judged in terms of its own goals Historical Overview: Seven Phases - Phase One: 1959-1962 o 1959: Revolutionary movement takes over Castro becomes prime minister Agrarian reforms enacted o 1960: First phase of nationalization US petroleum companies nationalized Reduction in Cuban sugar quota Private Cuban property nationalized +1 billion US imposes trade embargo o 1961: The Soviet embrace Ties with Soviets resumed Mass migration of Cuban middle class Diplomatic relations with US cut Bay of Pigs disaster Mass organizations formed o 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis (Oct 22-28) Castro earned mass support World came closest to nuclear holocaust - Phase Two: The Turn to Communism – 1963-1970 o 1962: Cuba expelled from OAS o 1965: Revolutionary Party becomes Cuban Communist Party o 1967: Che Guevara killed in Bolivia
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