Cuban Revolution

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the Cuban Revolution
Part of the Cold War

the Revolutionary cavalry entering Habana after the triumph of the Revolution on January 8, 1959.
DateFirst phase: July 26, 1953 - November 5, 1956
Second phase: December 2, 1956 - January 1, 1959
Result The rebels army takes over the government of Fulgencio Batista and Cuba becomes a communist-led country.
26th of July Movement
  • Revolutionary Student Directorate "13th of March"
  • Revolutionary Army
  • Universitary Student Organization
  • People's Socialist Party
Batista's Government
Defense Intelligence Agency (USA)
  • General Intelligence Directorate
  • National Warfare Army
Commanders and leaders
Fidel Castro
Huber Matos
Camilo Cienfuegos
Rolando Cubela Secades
Ernesto Guevara
William Alexander Morgan
Juan Manuel Márquez
Blas Roca Calderío
Fulgencio Batista
Rafael Díaz-Balart
Francisco Tabernilla Dolz
Rolando Masferrer
Eulogio Cantillo

The Cuban Revolution (1953-1959) was an armed revolt in the mid-1950's. It was led by Fidel Castro against the government of Fulgencio Batista. The revolt took place between 1953 and 1959. Batista was finally removed from office on January 1, 1959. He was replaced by a revolutionary government led by Castro. This government changed to communism, d became the Communist Party of Cuba in October 1965.

The revolt began with the assault on the Moncada Barracks on July 26, 1953. It ended on December 31st, 1958, when Batista was forced to leave the country and Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba were taken by rebels. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro and Huber Matos led the rebels. Guevara led the group at Santa Clara. Raúl Castro and Matos led the rebels at Santiago de Cuba. Castro used guerilla warfare methods.

The United States of America tried to sabotage the new government (Led by Fidel Castro) Cuba. The U.S tried to send them and more soldiers to the Bay of Pigs to try and create a surprise attack. Somehow, Fidel Castro got wind of their attack and sent his army to the bay to fight. The U.S force was outnumbered, and faced defeat. Many soldiers were captured and killed in public.