Mambises Still? The Revolutionary Tradition in the Cuban Armed Forces

  • Hal Klepak
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Abstract

Even though the government in Havana and the FAR may make rather too much of it, the claim that the Cuban armed forces are, in their deepest being, and in their perception of themselves, a “revolutionary” force is still a powerful one. This is not merely a result of their having carried on and won a revolutionary war against the Batista dictatorship. Nor is it just about their subsequent participation in a process of “export” of revolution. It is because their roots lie in a revolutionary tradition that, while almost entirely overturned from 1898 until 1958, found itself again with Castro’s revolution of 1953–1959.1

Keywords

Sugar Europe Steam Titan Assimilation 

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