In 1952, the Cuban Revolution began. Before the revolution, Cuba was corrupted and citizens were suffering from Cuba’s economy. While the economy seemed stable many people (especially people in the middle class) in Cuba were unhappy since there was inflation. However, wealthy and officials were satisfied with the Batista’s work, who became the president of Cuba with a military coup. Batista was a dictator who often took bribes and executed anyone he thought was disloyal.  Since Castro, the leader of the revolution attacked Moncada Barracks (Cuba’s second largest military barrack) on July 26th, 1954, Castro’s revolution began.