Cuban Resistance Movement and Che Guavara

CubanResistance Movement and Che Guavara

Theorigin, development and the success of resistance against thegovernment or the political powers in a country depends on the issuesbeing addressed by the resenting group. One of the most successfulresistance movements in the world was the Marxistrevolutionary protests ledby Che Guevara and influenced the Cuban Revolution. He led asuccessful expedition across South America, which came to beremembered through the memoir “TheMotorbike Diaries”in the 1950s. The revolutionary ideas and movement led to resistancemovements in many South American countries, with Cuba being the mostremarkable. His role in the Cuban revolution sets the Cubanresistance the most significant and successful resistance movements.Themain issues that led to the resistance movement in Cuba, as well asother South American countries were dictatorial rule, unemployment,disregard for human rights and corruption. The movement sought toaddress these issues by taking over the dictatorial government ofFulgencioBatistaand introduce social reforms. This was genuine as it attractedsupport from other countries, and Che Guevara supported therevolution as a key member. As a result, they started militarystrategies as well as protest methods to force the government out ofpower.Theuse of military was necessitated by the level of the military mightof the dictatorial government that was backed by the United States.They used guerrilla warfare and claimed victory in the final assaultin 1959. The success of the revolution led to the prosecution ofthose guilty of human rights abuse in the Batista’s dictatorialgovernment. The revolutionists also introduced a socialistgovernment. The new government led by Fidel Castrol and Che Guevaraintroduced social reforms, established communist rule and worked toreduce unemployment and corruption. This gave room for a moresocialist state and a more stable government that originated from aresistance movement.