1) The groups used different methods to express their frustrations towards the government. A method that the groups used was to attack the government with force. There were a lot of armed attacks during the revolution. One of them was the attack on the Moncada Barracks. They weren't successful. Another one, was the attack on the presidential palace. It was led by anticommunist students. They tried to assassinate Fulgencio Batista, but they failed. This happened on March 13,1957. There was also a war that happened. It was between Fidel Castro and Fulgencio Batista. Castro only had about 300 men and Batista had about 30,000 men. The battle went on for awhile. It ended when Batista gave up and fled the country. These was the methods used by the anti-Batista groups.

2) It is similar to the Philippine revolution because after the revolution the former dictator Fulgencio Batista just left the country with a lot of money. Just like when Marcos left the country with a lot of money when the people over powered him. It is also similar to the American Revolution because there was armed force involved in the revolution.

3) After the revolution, the new Cuban government change what was going on in Cuba. They made the nation atheist. The eliminated illiteracy; and they implemented land reforms. They also crated a revolutionary militia; and Castro also initiated Committees for the Defense of the Revolution in late September 1960. They began to expropriate land and private property in Cuba. The Cuban lawyer writes that farms of any size could be and were seized by the government. They nationalized 25 billion dollars worth of land owned by Cuban; they also nationalized all the property owned by the united states and other foreign people.

4) I don’t think the revolution was justified because the dictator wasn’t put behind bars, but in fairness the dictator was removed from power. This made Cuba a better country. I don’t think that other methods would have worked because Batista was a very firm Dictator and I don’t think he would go down without a fight. So I think that armed force was necessary.

5) Yes, the Cuban revolution fits Briton Cranes Anatomy of a Revolution. It fits because Brinton Crane states, in stage 1, that the Cuban middle class loudly expresses its anger over economic resistance placed upon it by the government. In the Cuban revolution the Americans were angry at Fulgencio Batista because he was corrupt. In stage 2 of Brinton Cranes framework. He says that “this is the excavation of the anger felt by the middle class. The people rise up against the government”. In stage 3, Brinton Crane says that it is when the revolution is fragile. This is when Batista Lost a lot of his power and hardly had any followers. In stage 4, Brinton Crane talks about how srong a leader is. In the Cuban revolution, Castro was the new leader.


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  • Harlin Lee

    Harlin Lee 2.05.08 Block E

    1) Cuba revolution was the eventual outcome of the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. People in Cuba were furious and annoyed by the fact that Fulgencio Batista, the corrupt dictator was making the nation worse.

    2) After Cuba revolution, the dictator, Fulgencio Batista was kicked out of the office, and fled away to a foreign country with a lot of money he had illegally taken from the country during his dictatorship. Fidel Castro became the next leader, and he nationalized a large amount of Cuba’s land and properties. People say Cuba had become a better country after the revolution.

    3) I love the podcast! I really felt like I was in the very spot of the revolution because of various realistic sound effects such as bomb explosion and gun fighting. The way the podcast was organized also made it easier to follow the footsteps of the revolution, because it was a group of several podcasts that describes the situation of each different date.

    4) The Cuba revolution and the Orange Revolution is very different, mainly because the Cuba revolution involved a lot of violence while the Orange Revolution hardly involved any. Also, the Cuba revolution was occurred in order to end the dictatorship, but the Orange Revolution was to protest against vote fraud. One happened at the end of a president’s dictatorship and the other happened at the beginning of a new president.

    Feb 5, 2008 at 7:10 pm
  • modernrevolutionsa

    Daniel, Block E, Feb 06.

    1. The Cuban Revolution

    2. Batista became president and canceled all elections with angered the young lawyer Fidel Castro.

    3. The new Cuban government change what was going on in Cuba. They made the nation atheist. The eliminated illiteracy; and they implemented land reforms.

    4. The podcast had nice background music and it was neat how the opening song suddenly got interrupted. the sound effects were nice but seeing as the reporter was in the middle of a battle, maybe a little more panicky voice could’ve been used.

    5. This is different than our revolution because the Yugoslavians did not use violence and a new type of government was not wanted from the results of that revolution.

    Feb 6, 2008 at 6:59 pm
  • Jason Pesengco

    Jason Pesengco Block A Feb. 8, 2008

    Blog Review

    1. The Cuban Revolution

    2. The Cuban revolution was because of the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. The People of Cuba were frustrated that Fulgencio Batista was taking advantage of his country. Fulgencio Batista was very corrupt, therefore he was unfit to be the leader of Cuba, for that reason the revolution occurred.

    3. After the revolution, Fulgencio Batista was dismissed from office, he eventually left for foreign land with the money he stole from his nation. Fidel Castro became the next leader of Cuba, and improved the country a lot, because of Fidel Castro, Cuba had improved and become a better nation than before.

    4.The podcast was awesome! The gun sound effects and the music were suitable for the podcast. I felt like I was there because it was very realistic. The numerous sound effects and music was well chosen for the podcast.

    5. Both the Cuba revolution and the Nepal Revolution were bloody and violent. The Cuban revolution occurred because the people wanted to end the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, which happened, while the Nepal Revolution took place because the Nepalese people wanted to have democracy.

    Feb 8, 2008 at 6:53 pm
  • Asuka Heltmann

    Asuka Heltmann Block A Feb 11th, 2008

    1) The Cuban Revolution happened because of the dictator Fulgencio Batista. Batista was an irresponible dictator who could not rule the country properly. The people of the country were obviously upset with this, therefore starting a revolution.

    2) Fulgencio Batista had fled the country after he had lost the war between him and Castro. Castro replaced him, after he had stolen money during his escape. Fidel had improved the country, the nation turned atheistic and had many more changes.

    3) I enjoyed listenign to the podcast. The way it started was a bright idea, first a song more about love and peace which then suddenly stops and turns into a radio station which announces deaths and war. The sound effects make it interesting, though the lines aren’t as interesting as what happens in the background.

    4) The Cuban Revolution and the Bus Boycott were very different: The Cuban revolution consists of more violence and brutality. The goal were different as well, the USA did not have a bad dictator to get rid of like the Cuban. The African Americans of the USA fought for their rights as to agianst the government.

    Feb 11, 2008 at 6:27 pm
  • Young Sun Park

    Young Sun Park, Block A, February 11, 2008

    1. The Cuban Revolution

    2. The Cuban revolution happened to overpower a corrupt dictator by the name of Fulgencio Batista.

    3. The revolution led to a war between Fidel Castro and his men, and Fulgencio Batista and his men. In the end, Batista surrendered and fled the country. After he left the government was changed and made many good changes to the country.

    4. I really enjoyed the podcast. It was very realistic and I liked how it changed from scene to scene. I also like how in the beginning they played the song “Where is the Love?” which is kind of ironic and coincides with the actual violent podcast and revolution.

    5. This revolution was different from the Saffron revolution because it had a series of different attacks against the government, most violent, while in Burma they have a constant series of non-violent protests. Also the purpose of this revolution is different than the purpose of the Saffron revolution. The Saffron revolution’s purpose is to make a democratic government in Burma while the Cuban revolution’s purpose is to remove a dictator.

    Feb 11, 2008 at 8:30 pm
  • Hong Kai Tan, Block A, 11 feb 2008

    1. cuban revolution

    2. the cuban revolution started because Fulgensio Batista was a bad ruler, and was leading the country into a bad shape. he was also a corrupted leader, therefore people of cuba wanted to overthrow him.

    3.Fidel castro and Fulgensio had a battle, it resulted in the surrender of Fulgensio. he then fled the country with alot of money he had stolen from the country. they also change the government, whicih made many positive changes to the country.

    4.the podcast was really good because it was very realistic and made he felt like you were in cuba at that moment listening to the radio. the gun shots and other sound effects also helped in making more realistc.

    5.this revolution is quite similiar to the tiananmen square protest in many ways. both of the revolutions had alot of violence involved in them, many people were being shot, they were either dead or hurt badly. another similarity is the people wanted to change the government because they didn;y like it.

    Feb 11, 2008 at 9:53 pm
  • Christian Huang Block A February 11, 2008

    1. The Cuban Revolution

    2. The Cuban Revolution was caused by a man named Fulgencio Batista. He was very corrupt therefore unfit to lead the country. Obviously the people were upset about this and started the revolution.

    3. After the revolution Fulgencio was dismissed from office and Castro replaced him, making several changes in the country for the good.

    4. I liked your podcast it. The background sounds made it very realistic. Your voice was loud and clear. I liked how the song was just cut in the middle.

    5. The similarities of the Cuban Revolution and Sharpeville Revolution is they both have bloodshed in them. The differences is that Cuban Revolution is a complete revolution according to Brinton Crane’s anatomy.

    Feb 11, 2008 at 10:05 pm
  • Hyun Jae (Jay) Lee

    1. The Cuban revolution

    2. Fulgencio Batista dictates Cuban for several years. As the days passed by, people knew that their president is corrupt, and they selected the wrong one for the president so they revolt against him to change their leader.

    3. Finally Fulgencio Batista stepped down from his presidency, and he fled away to another country. But he brought a lot of money from his nations with him. Fidel Castro became the new president, and people in Cuban satisfy with their new president. And they also said that their country is getting better after the revolution

    4. The podcast was great! There were lots of sound effects, and I could hear you voice clearly even though the background music and sound effects were loud. So I could understand what you were talking about. Well-done I really enjoyed your pod cast

    5. There are some differences and similarities comparing to the Edsa revolution. People were against the corrupt leaders and they succeed their main goals. But people in the Philippines don’t like their new president. Some people say that their new president is worse than Joseph Estrada. And Joseph Estrada wasn’t a dictator, he was just plundered.

    Feb 11, 2008 at 11:01 pm
  • Samantha Ramsey

    Samantha Ramsey, Block E, February 12th 2008

    1. Cuban revolution 2. The Cuban revolution was caused by the corrupt dictator, Fulgencio Batista. The people of the country were enraged due to his inability to properly rule the country. He had only brought the nation downhill which had sparked anger leading up to the revolution. 3. Due to the revolution, Fidel Castro and Fulgencio Batista had gone to war. After Batista had surrendered, he had fled the country with all of his stolen money and Fidel Castro had become the new leader. Castro had stabilized the country, eliminated illiteracy throughout the country and implanted land reforms. He had also improved the country with multiple positive changes for the development of the nation as a whole. 4. The podcast was very realistic due to the multiple sound effects that were included. The shooting of machine guns and explosions that had occurred throughout the report was very effective as it seemed like the news station was reported live from the scene. I really liked how they had included a speech in the country’s local language and how they had transitioned from one report o another. The multiple reports from the different dates further explained the various occurrences and the progression of the revolution. 5. The Cuban revolution and the Edsa dos revolution of the Philippines have their similarities and differences. In both situations, their main focus was to dispose of the current leader. However in Cuba, their purpose was to overthrow the current dictator while in the situation of the Philippines, the people wanted to dispose of the corrupt and plundered president. The Cuban revolution consisted of a series of violent acts against Batista as the Edsa dos revolution involved numerous non-violent actions against Estrada.

    Feb 12, 2008 at 10:35 pm
  • Kristofer Merideth

    Kristofer Merideth Block: H

    The Cuban Revolution

    1. Batista became a dictator and stopped all elections, which made Fidel Castro (a Lawyer) angry, and sparked the revolution.

    2. Castro defeated Batista, who fled the country, and Castro became the new leader of Cuba. He made the country communist.

    3. The begging was really good, with the song suddenly turning into a radio broadcast. The sound effects were great, I felt like I was watching it on TV though.

    4. This revolution had a communist regime wanting to take power where as my revolution wanted to get rid of communism. This revolution doesn’t really have anything in common with my revolution.

    Feb 13, 2008 at 6:37 pm