Fidel Castro Ethan sensenig

Who was Fidel

Fidel was born on August 13, 1926 in Cuba and died on November 25, 2016 in Cuba. He was the president of Cuba from 1959 to 2008 when he had to step down do to medical issues.


Some great accomplishments were he changed the country of Cuba to the first communist state in the western hemisphere. Fidel promised to restore the constitution before he came to power, but when he did come to power he perused more radical ideas with industry and bigger concepts. He also became the leader of non-allied countries. One example is he let 125,000 immigrants including some criminals to the United States. He had some conflicts with the United States regarding trade and political ideas. On July 31, 2006 he passes power to his younger brother Raul in order to recover from his surgery. Power was not officially given to his brother until 2008. On September 2010, Fidel released his first volume of memoirs "The Strategic Victory."

8 Themes

Revolution- Fidel falls into the revolution category because before he became president he was involved in an attempt to invade the Dominican Republic to over through General Rafael Trujillo in 1947. On July 26 1953, he led 160 men to a suicidal attack on Moncada Military Barracks to spark an uprising. In result to this Fidel was sent to prison for 15 years.

Power and Authority- Fidel also falls in to the Power and Authority category because he was a military leader before he became president, and he was president of Cuba and had many achievements.


Fidel Castro stated as he left office, "I do not bid you farewell. My only wish is to fight as a solider of ideas."

Fidel Castro biding farewell

Works Cited

"Fidel Castro." Britannica School, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 2017.

Encyclopedia Britannica.

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