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EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF CASTROS RULE SINCE 1959 ON THE SOCIETY ECONOMY AND INTERNATIONAL POSITION OF CUBA Fidel Castro took a small satellite nation of the United States of America and turned it into one of the most successful communist states in the world His policies and charisma have caused him to be one of the most beloved communist leaders in the world Castro created a Communist nation that while European communists were failing and falling victim to corruption and Asian communists were starving and oppressed it was still going strong His personal strengths turned schemes that were designed to weaken him such as US trade embargos and the Bay of Pigs invasion into propaganda events that strengthened his control over Cuba Castros impact on society was incredible he turned a nation with a well defined almost feudal class structure into a functioning communist state where the citizens would regard work not as a means of personal enrichment but as a commitment to social change He attempted to set up an effective welfare system in which education and medical benefits were evenly spread around not just given to the rich Castro rejected both prominent ideologies of the time communism and democracy during the beginning his regime saying that he did not believe in the democratic freedom without bread or the communist bread without freedom He soon realised the need to ally himself with one of the ideologies of the time so his country would have a strong bond with one of the superpowers during his countries time of need He flatly rejected president Dwight D Eisenhowers overtures for a treaty because of the USs support of the Batista regime so the only other superpower available for an alliance was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics With reluctance Castro accepted this ideology and became communist The type of communism in Cuba was a far cry from the Warsaw pact countries grey drab communism
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