What do Cubans think of communism?

Cuba and world communism

The Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro ultimately led to the establishment of the first communist regime outside the Eurasian continent. This event is of tremendous importance not only for the fermenting Latin American continent, but also for the communist world system. The specific course of the revolution clearly demonstrates that the establishment of a totalitarian socialist state is possible without a traditional communist party and without direct power-political influence on the part of the Soviet Union (or the People's Republic of China). It shows how much the leadership of the Marxist-Leninist world revolutionary process has slipped from the hands of the Soviet Union. As a result of this fact, the CPSU was confronted with a completely new situation and forced to rethink in order to be able to logically subsume this ideology. The inclusion of Cuba in the socialist peoples community has indeed led to an expansion of this world system, but at the same time decisively promoted its divergence. In addition to China and Yugoslavia, a new form of communism has emerged in Cuba, which is a potential example for other countries. With the present work I have set myself the following goals: First, the exploration of the roots and the development of the Cuban revolution; second, the investigation of the political forces that underpin the revolution; thirdly, the exposition of the effects on Soviet ideology and the world communist movement. Ultimately, this book is intended to contribute to the exploration of the paths that communism can take to come to power in the Latin American countries, and in the developing countries in general.