"I know that imprisonment will be harder for me than it has ever been for anyone, filled with cowardly threats and hideous cruelty. But I do not fear prison, as I do not fear the fury of the miserable tyrant who took the lives of 70 of my comrades. Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me."" (Castro Internet Archive) Almost every nation has experienced a revolution. Sometimes revolutionaries act intellectually, yet others respond physically through destruction. Revolutions are usually directed by a hero, have a belief system and use symbols or tools to get its points across to the people. Through an examination of key events from the Cuban Revolution, beginning of Fidel Castro's political career to present day , it is clear that Fidel Castro was the direct cause of the Cuban Revolution.
The causes of the Cuban Revolution itself are thought to be because of the puppet government put in place by the U.S. headed by a corrupt General Fulgencio Batista. The overthrow of the June 1952 elections by Batista indirectly led to the Cuban Revolution. With this event the weakness in Cuba's political structure was revealed to the Fidel and he knew that someone must take political and physical action against the new government. The Cuban economy also fluctuated a great deal during this time. Because Cuba, after the destruction of land in Europe in WWII, had the most sugar production in the world, small farm owners prospered. But also because sugar was the only major crop they produced, Cubans suffered when economies in other nations prospered. This in turn resulted in unemployment in the cities. With these circumstances, Cubans showed more hatred to their government and soon began to be rebellious. Batista jailed, exiled, executed, and used threats of violence against all the challenges he faced. The people became even more unhappy, until finally a hero emerged. .
While earning a doctorate of law in Havana, Fidel Castro was becoming more heavely involved in protests against Batistan polices.