The rise of a dependent super-power
By Brian and Jacob
When the idea of a peaceful revolution is made impossible, the idea of a violent revolution will be made inevitable. The ruthless oppression laws set by Batista, targeted vulnerable points of the opposing parties, politically sensitive groups, and underprivileged communities, thus leading to the violent revolution Castro began. Although, the rebels did succeed, history did once again repeated itself with Castro. One of the many reasons to why Castro urged a revolt against Batista’s regime was due to the cruel oppression laws Batista placed; he believed they were inhumane. Ironically, Castro decided to implement similar oppression laws after seizing the government for whoever sympathized for Batista.
Fundamentally, pro-revolutionaries have all aimed to abandon the current status quo as they beleive it has neglected the needs of the people, unrighteously supported a quid pro quo, or have gone on the road of no return, drifting further and further away from the people’s voices, but an idea that isn’t as seldom as many people might think is the notion that once a group has overthrown the current party in power, they will be similarly if not equally be as vulnerable in maintaining a similar status quo as the former party or being overthrown allowing history to once again repeat itself. This notion has been visible in many revolutions such as the Russian revolution. After Lenin overthrew Tsar’s absolute monarchy, Lenin promised a communist utopia. Although Lenin did implement a varied of communist policies, he oppressed the people with a secret police force that executed any suspects of treason, implying a factor of dictatorship. After Lenin’s death, the next leader, Stalin, formed an even more oppressive regime. Not only did he execute suspects of treason, he also arrested non-loyal government officials. Although both Lenin and Stalin did agree to abandon the previous status quo, the oppressive regime through the secret police force showed a hunger for power just like Tsar. Through this example, history has once again repeated itself, allowing a similar corrupt rule to be present.