Castro - Important dates

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When was Castro born?
13 August 1926
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When was Cuba declared independent from Spanish rule?
1898 by the US and then 1902
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What is the platt amendment?
Gave the US the right to interfere in Cuban affairs where necessary
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What did Castro's father do?
Landowner and farmer of over 23,000 acres
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What is Castro's father called?
Angel Castro
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What is the name of Castro's mother?
Lina Ruz Gonzalez
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How old was Castro when he demanded to go to school?
6
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In what year, place and age did Castro start high school?
1942, 16, Havana
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What was the name of the school?
Belen Prepatory School
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What did he achieve whilst at school?
Excellent student, debater, and voted Cuba's best high school athlete in 1944
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What was said of Castro on leaving?
We do not doubt that he will fill the book of his life with brilliant pages
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What date was the Moncada barracks attack
July 26 1953
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What did the attack signify?
he commencement of Cuba's struggles and the publics intent to create an anti-colonialist democratic cuba
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That is the quote on Moncada and who is it by?
The combatants of Moncada did not reach their military objectives, but they did reach their revolutionary objectives" by Faustian Perez
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What was his speach following his arrest?
History will absolve me
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What mountains did he wage a war from?
The Sierra mountains
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When did he start the warfare?
December 2 1956
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What date, and how many soldiers did Batista launch his offensive?
10,000 May 24 1958
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What were Castro's government's 3 aims?
Aguarian, education and health reform
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When was the Bay of Pigs?
April 17 1961
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How many troops?
1500
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Which US secretary of state complimented him with what statement?
He's done some good things for his people." Colin Powell
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