by Stephen Dobens
1) Profile of your leader
Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926. In just about 30 years he created a guerilla tactical military team to overthrow Batista who was the current leader of cuba. In 1959 he was successful, he overthrew the cuban government. He became the prime minister of cuba until 1976 when he became president of Cuba. When he became president he turned the country into a communist country. He teamed up with the U.S.S.R and had nuclear weapons on his island that where sent from the U.S.S.R, they were aimed at the United States Of America.
2) Audio/Visual/Artistic Element
- In this interview of Fidel Castro and Ed turner they are talking about the cuban missle crisis, foriegn relationships with the united states and the Soviet Union. They talk about how the united states is corrupting and destroying the cuban economy and how the U.S.S.R is trying to keep cuba afloat. Fidel castro also talks about the Drug Trafficking in this video.
3) Creative Piece
Create an original piece of writing that reflects on the legacy of your leader. Some suggestions include:
Fidel Castro, walks around cuba and portrays himself in cuba as a man of peace and honor, however he truly wants death and Tragedy for the United States of America as well it's allies. Just 90 miles away from OUR borders their was a threat of nuclear annihilation, of total destruction. We had a naval blockade around the island of Cuba so they could import the said nuclear bombs onto American soil. The nuclear weapons not being owned by cuba but actually owned by their number one enemy the U.S.S.R made a pact with the United States to pull the nuclear bombs under the condition of the United States not invading the island of Cuba.
4) Essential Question
How did Castro's rule in cuba benefit his country and countries in latin america?