Syllabus Overview

  • the historical context, including:
  • political, economic and social conditions in Cuba under President Batista
  • causes of the revolution in Cuba
  • the nature of the Cuban Revolution, including:
  • the course of the revolution
  • the creation of the communist state
  • ideology of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, and their influence across Latin America
  • nature of guerrilla warfare and the activities of revolutionaries
  • aftermath of the revolution
  • international reactions and foreign policy, including relations with the USA
  • a relevant historical debate or issue, for example: the legacy of the Cuban Revolution

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Background notes on Cuba


Fidel Castro: Cubas revolutionary leader

BBC Timeline; a Cuba Timeline

BBC World Radio Service

Cuba since the revolution and other related stories

World History Archive

The History of the Republic of Cuba

Casahistoria a website of topic links for modern history students


National Library of Australia search results for the Cuban Revolution

Fidel Castro on The History Channel

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Fidel Castro
Che Guevara
Guerilla warfare