Greatest Leaders of All Time
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Fidel Castro (1926-2016) is one of the two faces of the Cuban Revolution which started around the year 1953. He went on to become the President and the Prime Minister of Cuba in the years after the Cuban Revolution. He devised and put into action the entire Cuban Revolution during which he had to face many problems, crisis and also many attempts of assassination. His vision, courage and strategic analytic reasoning has gotten Cuba where it stands today. He has proved to be, over the years, a great leader and a great Commander.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere after leading an overthrow of the military dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. He ruled over Cuba for nearly five decades, until handing off power to his younger brother Raúl in 2008. During that time, Castro’s regime was successful in reducing illiteracy, stamping out racism and improving public health care, but was widely criticized for stifling economic and political freedoms. Castro’s Cuba also had a highly antagonistic relationship with the United States–most notably resulting in the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The two nations officially normalized relations in July 2015, ending a trade embargo that had been in place since 1960, when U.S.-owned businesses in Cuba were nationalized without compensation. Castro died on November 25, 2016, at 90.
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.-Fidel Castro
They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?-Fidel Castro
I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.-Fidel Castro.