Fulgencio Batista's Defeat Of The Cuban Congress

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Fulgencio Batista, president of Cuba from 1940-1944. Ran again in 1952, but was close to loosing so he used military force to win. Corrupt. A friend to America, Americans had many businesses in Cuba when he was in power. Favored the rich and ignored the poor. Batista dissolved the Cuban congress Batista did away with the democratic constitution Batista became a dictator Middle Class Unhappy with Batista, and huge separation between upper and lower class, middle class was getting worse and has less role in government. Fidel Castro took advantage of this to get them on his side Reasons the revolution started (1952) 1. Batista became a dictator 2. Middle class was unhappy - less power 3. Huge separation between rich and poor 4. Cubans thought

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