8 Themes connection: He was the first person to transform Cuba into the first communist state in the western hemisphere.
Accomplishments: He was president of Cuba for 32 years.
Importance to their country: He was a revolutionary leader that conquered the former president of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista, in 1959, and created the communist country.
Source: "Fidel Castro." Britannica Student, 2017. Britannica Student. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.