Flashcards in Castro Maintenance of Power Deck (15)
What were the judges of Cuba able to do?
Serve unlimited terms
What was sectanarianism?
The idea that someone could be conspiring to get the revolution out of power
How did Castro get Urrurita out of power?
Examples of Purges
The Ochoa Affair (fear of coup being started by general Ochoa in 1989) and the Aldana purge (purging reformists 1992)
He redistributed land to the peasants + gave more rights to women
Federation of Cuban Women set up in 1960- reduce sexist behaviour
charisma really important. Castroism is the idea that the Cuban revolution is based on the teachings of Fidel Castro. Open about his mistakes.
What happened to the exiles?
Exiles mostly went to the USA
exporting of potential opposition of the revolutuion helped establish political centralisation
first declaration of Havana speech - tears up Mutual Aid Treaty
What was useful in distributing propoganda?
the newspaper the Granma and Radio havana
Facts about Radio Havana
Distributed in 8 languages
How many Cubans left in protest after land reforms?
What was the Agrarian Reform Act?
Nationalised the land + Restricted the land that could be owned.