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1

What were the judges of Cuba able to do?

Serve unlimited terms

2

What was sectanarianism?

The idea that someone could be conspiring to get the revolution out of power

3

How did Castro get Urrurita out of power?

Sectanarianism.

4

Examples of Purges

The Ochoa Affair (fear of coup being started by general Ochoa in 1989) and the Aldana purge (purging reformists 1992)

5

Castro popularity

He redistributed land to the peasants + gave more rights to women

6

Women

Federation of Cuban Women set up in 1960- reduce sexist behaviour

7

Castroism

charisma really important. Castroism is the idea that the Cuban revolution is based on the teachings of Fidel Castro. Open about his mistakes.

8

What happened to the exiles?

Exiles mostly went to the USA

9

Leslie Bethell

exporting of potential opposition of the revolutuion helped establish political centralisation

10

Speeches

first declaration of Havana speech - tears up Mutual Aid Treaty

11

What was useful in distributing propoganda?

the newspaper the Granma and Radio havana

12

Facts about Radio Havana

Distributed in 8 languages

13

How many Cubans left in protest after land reforms?

250,000 Cubans

14

What was the Agrarian Reform Act?

Nationalised the land + Restricted the land that could be owned.

15

What did Castro do to aid with propaganda?

He visited the radio Station and wrote editorials in the Granma