Cuba is now mourning the passing away of their former leader and revolutionary icon and a former political figure that shaped the world politics. Fidel Castro was a prominent political figure in the Western Hemisphere due to his iconic style of leadership in the island nation of Cuba in the Caribbean region. Now that he is gone, his subordinates will be the next in line to take his place as the next political leader in the land where he ruled for over 47 years as a former Prime Minister as well as a former President of Cuba.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was the most powerful man in the island nation of Cuba from 1959 to 2008, making as the longest serving leader in Cuba for almost half-a-century. He was responsible for establishing a Marxist-Leninist political governance across Cuba during his term as the head of state. During Castro's reign, Cuba was isolated from the rest of the world for at least 50 years, making it one of the most remote areas around the planet. Western countries such as the United States, Canada, and the European Nations were unable to penetrate Cuba to engage in bilateral relations during the administration of Fidel Castro, especially during the later half of the 20th century.
|Former Cuban President Fidel Castro|
The former head of state of Cuba was then cremated on the 26th day of November in 2016, and then, later on ,was laid to rest. Millions of Cubans paid respect to their former leader who shaped almost half of their lives, especially during his reign as the head of state of Cuba. Supporters of Fidel Castro flock to Castro's funeral until his burial to pay their last respect to their leader. Many are still grieving for the passing away of their leader even if the leader had already been cremated a few days ago in November of 2016.
Back in 2008, Fidel Castro subsequently admitted that his health is now deteriorating and could no longer hold the position as the head of state. As a solution, Fidel appointed his younger brother, which is Raul Castro as the heir of his throne as the next head of state of Cuba. Raul Castro assumed power until 2013. Raul Castro won when he was running for a re-election campaign in 2013 election until this day. For the next election, Raul Castro will no longer run for re-election to give way for other aspiring leaders who will now be given the chance to become the next leader of Cuba for several days until the next national elections.
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5 Interesting Facts about former President and Prime Minister Fidel Castro
1. He ruled Cuba for 47 years: For almost half a century, Fidel Castro was one of the most prominent leaders in the Western Hemisphere region. His outspoken behavior and firm stance with his political ideology made him the most popular leader, representing Cuba. For over 47 years, he was the voice of Cuba's political figure and gained worldwide attention for ranting against the ideological principles of western coalition around the world. During his term, Fidel Castro strengthened Cuban nationalism throughout his country.
2. Fidel Castro was a revolutionist: Before succeeding as Cuba's head of state for at least 47 years, he was a revolutionist in Cuba. After taking up a law course in Havana, Fidel developed an idealistic principle with regards to promoting socialism. He began to establish a new revolutionary group aiming to overthrew Batista's government but failed in his first attempt. He was imprisoned for several years in 1947 and went to Mexico to reestablish his guerilla and returned to Cuba. In 1959, his guerilla campaign made a prosperous achievement by successfully overthrowing Torrado's administration.
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3. Advocated Marxism and Leninism: Fidel Castro was a proud promoter and an advocate of Marxism-Leninism movement in Cuba. Upon learning about Marxism, Fidel realized that his community has been blindfolded by ignorance, allowing people to stay in a stagnant social structure where they no longer distinguish the rich and the poor. This is the reason why the current leaders took the advantage of gradually increasing their power as a way to widen the gap between the higher class societies and the lower class societies.
4. Made Cuba as a communist state: Cuba is regarded as the remaining communist state in the western hemisphere under the Castro regime. The island nation supports the political ideology of Russia, China, Vietnam, North Korea, and Venezuela. If Cuba remains to practice Marxism, Socialism, and Communism, they fall under the second-world category. During the administration of Fidel Castro, he was against the practices of a capitalist form of society because it risks the increasing gap between the higher class and lower class societies.
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5. Supported the Soviet Union and other Communist states: Cuba played a major role during the Cold War. One of the most interesting issue about former President and Prime Minister Fidel Castro was when he allowed The Soviet Union (now known as Russia) to establish a nuclear missile base in Cuba. Castro made an agreement with the Soviet Union to transport nuclear weapons to create a satellite base in Cuba. The agreement between the two nations escalated another crisis known as "The Cuban Missile Crisis" that aims to bombard the United States with nuclear weapons during the Cold War.
The Castro brothers may seem to have gradually giving up their powers over Cuba after reigning for several decades. In the light of Raul Castro's wisdom, he is certain that his successor will now have the chance to give another light for the bright future of Cuba under their hands. For the Castro brothers, their influence may have already been fading, but their legacy will never be forgotten by the Cubans forever as they already made history in world politics.
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