Cuban Revolution

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Here, the former dictator Fulgencio Batista warmly welcomes U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt

The Cuban Revolution was the movement led by the former lawyer, Fidel Castro to remove the dictatorship government of Fulgencio Batista, and establish a new dictatorship led by Castro himself. The Revolution was fought for two years in the hills of Cuba by a broad coalition of the Cuban people.

It was only after Castro rose to power when he declared himself a Communist and unveiled his plan for a Soviet-like state for Cuba. Many of his former followers fled to the United States and organized there a resistance against the newly established Marxist dictatorship.

Among the most famous people who fought this revolution is Argentinean doctor and adventurer Che Guevara.