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The Socialist ImpulseLatin America in the Twentieth Century$
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Charles D. Ameringer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033099

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033099.001.0001

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The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

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(p.198) (p.199) 16 The Cuban Revolution
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The Socialist Impulse
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Charles D. Ameringer

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033099.003.0017

This chapter discusses the Cuban Revolution. Initially, the revolution was noted to lack a clear ideology and was essentially a response to the socialist impulse. However, it was also noted that it was not the lack of an ideology that was the problem, but rather the fact that there was too many. It looks at Fidel Castro's role in the revolution, and it is noted that the success of the Cuban Revolution was due to a number of factors that reached a climax with the taking of Santa Clara at the beginning of 1959. As expected, Castro was the dominant heroic figure of this battle, which was the only real battle of the conflict.

Keywords:   Cuban Revolution, ideology, socialist impulse, Fidel Castro, Santa Clara

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