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To what extent were Fulgencio Batista's weaknesses the cause for Fidel Castro's rise to power?
- Essay length: 2618 words
- Submitted: 29/10/2003
The first 200 words of this essay...
SECTION A: Plan of the investigation 2
SECTION B: Summary of evidence 3
SECTION C: Evaluation of sources 6
SECTION D: Analysis 8
SECTION E: Conclusion 11
SECTION F: List of sources 12
SECTION A: Plan of the investigation (150 words- maximum: 150 words)
The event I am interested in is the rise to power of Fidel Castro in Cuba. Not the revolution itself, but the factors that caused it. Specifically, my inquiry is: to what extent were Batista's weaknesses the cause for Castro's rise to power?
In order to answer this, I will focus on Fulgencio Batista's last years in power. My intention is to search for evidence on his government policies and his loss of popularity; I intend to analyze the socio-economic crisis of the time and Batista's weaknesses, trying to study their effects on the Cuban situation. Simultaneously, I will examine other causes for the revolution and evaluate their significance. Thus, I will analyze a source according to which Batista's character played a leading role in the revolution, and another source where other causes are considered (1).
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