Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro served as first, Prime Minister, and then President of Cuba from 1959 until 2008. Castro, who is Communist, is best known for turning the Republic of Cuba into a one-party socialist state. Questions about Fidel Castro can be found here.

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Who replaced Fidel Castro as leader of Cuba?

Fidel appointed his brother Raoul as his successor.

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How corrupt is Fidel Castro?

Very corrupt.

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What was Fidel Castro known for?

Bringing socialist democracy to Cuba.

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What type of government did Cuba have before Fidel Castro?

Cuba was an independent republic led by Fulgencio Batista.

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Who is the Prime Minister of Cuba?

Cuba does not have a "prime minister" as such. The official position of Prime Minister was abolished in 1976, and replaced by the position of "President of the Council of Ministers." The last prime minister was Fidel Castro, who assumed the new position. The current council president is his brother, Raúl Castro, who is concurrently the First Secretary of the Communist Party in Cuba.

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Where does Fidel Castro current city today?

The Cuban intelligence codename for the former president's residence is Punto Cero, Zero Point and it's located in Havana, Cuba.

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How long has Fidel Castro been Cuba's dictator?

== == Castro has been in power since 1959, when he overthrew Batista. He stepped down as Cuba's president in 2008.

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How does fidel Castro rise to power?

Fidel was a lawyer. In 1952 Fidel Castro became a candidate for Congress for the Cuban People's Party and he was the favorite for the next election. But General Fulgencio Batista, with the support of the armed forces, took control of the country. Castro with 123 men and women attacked the Moncada Army Barracks. He was arrested was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. He was released after two years. Castro left for Mexico where he began to plan another attempt to overthrow the Cuban government.

After building up a stock of guns and ammunition, Castro, Che Guevara, Juan Almeida, and eighty other rebels arrived in Cuba in 1956. This group became known as the July 26 Movement and they made their base in the Sierra Maestra Mountains. As the history shows he did not used the military but instead he used revolutionaries.

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What type of leadership style Did fidel Castro use?

Dictatorship.

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What was a lasting impact of the Cuban Revolution?

Cuba has now got got the lowest infant mortality rate in the world, and a free, and one of the best, National Health Service's.

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What is Fidel Castro's birth and death?

march 23 1897- february 2 2010

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What was Fidel Castro's role in the Cold War?

Fidel Castro and the cold warFidel Castro held weapons in Cuba for Russia.
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Who was Fidel Castro's Greatest enemy?

Actually he was his best enemy once Batista was killed when he was captured.

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How did Castro overthrow Batista?

Castra at first tried legal methods to defeat Batista and they did not work. Then he and his brother Raul tried other tactics. They were put in jail after their assault on the Moncada barracks. The trial only made Fidel a hero to the people.



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When did Cuba become communist?

With the defeat of dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, Law professor José Miró Cardona created a new government with himself as prime minister and Manuel Urrutia Lleó as president on January 5, 1959. The United States officially recognized the new government two days later. Castro himself arrived in Havana to cheering crowds and assumed the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on January 8.

Miró resigned and on February 16, 1959, and Castro was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba.

Actually....In 1959 Castro openly declared himself to be against communism stating, "I don't agree with communism. We are democracy. We are against all kinds of dictators... That is why we oppose communism." However, Castro did not declare Cuba a socialist country until May 1961 and himself a Marxist-Leninist until December 1961
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What were some of fidel Castro's flaws?

Castro probably did some good - when he wasn't putting bullets into the heads of men, women and children but he was He was a mass-murderer. There was no free press and no exposure to human right abuses and a government who ensures that these issues are swept under the carpet.

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Where was Fidel Castro born?

Fidel Castro was born in Biran, Oriente Province, Cuba at his family's sugar plantation on 13 August 1926.

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Is Fidel Castro dead?

Fidel Castro died November 25, 2016, in Havana, Cuba and will be buried on December 5 in Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba.

He had transferred powers "temporarily" in July 2006 and wasn't seen in public for several years after. In February 2008, he resigned as president of Cuba. He had regularly published "reflections" and had met with foreign visitors. In July and August 2010 he made several appearances in person - at a meeting of ambassadors etc, visiting the National Aquarium, and at a special meeting of the National Assembly. In subsequent years, his appearances became less frequent.

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What was the goal of Fidel Castro and his revolution?

The official goal was to restore the constitution and bring justice to Cuba, latter Castro became a socialist and betrayed those ideals, appointing himself dictator.

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Who is Fidel Castro?

Born on 13 of August, 1926

Prime Minister of Cuba from February 1959 to December 1976

First secretary of the Communist Party

Became president of Cuba in December 1976

Came to power as result of Cuban Revolution which overthrew the dictatorship of Fulgencio Bastita.

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Why was the US upset when Fidel Castro took over cuba?

Because Fidel Castro turned it into a communist nation. This was against the US's capitalistic ideology and they were currently engaged in The Cold War which was primarily over stopping the spread of Communism (Namely that of The Soviet Union).

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Will US embargoes on Cuba continue now that Fidel Castro has stepped down?

A news report on FoxNews stated that there would be no chages to the embargo in the near future.

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What does the colors and symbols on the Cuban flag mean?

the blue stripes is three old divisions of the island and that the two white stripes represent the strength of the independent ideal. They also state that the red triangle symbolizes equality, fraternity, and freedom, as well as the blood shed in the island's struggle for independence. Lastly, the white star symbolizes the absolute freedom among the Cuban people. And grettings To All Cubans... love my race:)

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What Fidel Castro did he do?

Fidel Castro came to power promising free elections and reinstateing the Cuban constitution of 1940. He gained popular vote to oust Fluengio Batistas 8 years of dictatorship.

Fidel Castro also made it know that he "was not a Marxist" severe Soviet style persecution began as people who struggled and created the revolution did not do so in the name of Marxism and communism. Huber Matos, Camilio Cienfuegos were generals of the Cuban revolution and were eliminated by Fidel.

Popular uprisings after Fidel declared Cuba communist in 1962 lead to blood shed in the Escambray mountains when rations of groups try to over come the misguided revolution of Fidel Castro. By then the Soviets and the Americans were too heavily involved and hundreds of thousands of Cubans began to defect and migrate.

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Fidel Castro was a star.Which game did he play when did he play it and who did he play it for?

Fidel Castro was once a star baseball player for the University of Havana in the 1940s.

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