My Struggle to Overthrow Batista

When Batista first overthrew Cuba with a coup in 1925, I was a 17 boy turning into 18. Washing dishes and working in a clothing factory, I, Garcia José, was slowly rising up against the corrupted government. Since, Cuba had become more developed recently under Castro, I planned to move into a better house. As I was packing my belongings, an old, brown notebook dropped down from a bookshelf. As I opened the half-ripped cover page, memories started to influx in my head like an opened dam, and I started to recover the memories of the boisterous revolution that was crammed into the deepest corner of my brain.

Although numerous aspects remained unchanged as before, the changes and developments outnumber the stationaries. Today, Cuba has a socialist government as Castro overthrew Batista and his corrupted officials, the USSR had supported us overtime. Of course the US did not want a socialist island on the coast of Florida, as the US had a complete opposite way of governing the country. However, the US used to love as a brother nation. They even helped us with our independence against Spain. As the revolutionaries were rising tirelessly, the USSR reached their helpful hands at us and armed us with nuclear missiles. This lead the US to close all diplomatic relations with us, as the US hated socialism. Now, the US hates us. Additionally, Cuba used to have a dictator Batista, now we have people’s leader Castro since the revolution changed Cuba drastically. Having a socialist government is beneficial in many ways. Goods are shared, so there are neither rich people nor poor people. Castro shared food and items with everyone, and new buildings were built as well as new roads.

¡Patria o Muerte! ¡Revolución Cubana en Inglés!

This is a video explaining the Cuban Revolution in Plain English. This video tells you about life before the revolution, how the revolution started and how it developed throughout the time period, life under Castro and the Cuban Missile Crisis. People were upset with the corrupt dictator Batista, and slowly began to revolt against the government. Watch this video as the struggle for equal rights begin on the small island on the coast of Florida.