By Gene B. Stafford, William N. Hess
Aces of the 8th КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Squadron/Signal publicationsСерия: Squadron 6001Автор(ы): Gene B. Stafford, William N. HessЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1973Количество страниц: 64Формат: pdfРазмер: 26.4 mbRapid eighty five
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During 1954 and 1955, peaceful civilian opposition to Batista reemerged. Political party leaders, however, were divided in their trust of his promise of a return to democracy. Those seeking change through the ballot box hoped that Batista would once again accept the voters’ will, as he had done during his previous period of rule, when he had even accepted the defeat of his hand-picked successor in 1944. Both the Auténticos and the Ortodoxos split into factions, one optimistic about the elections scheduled for November 1954 and the other seeking to topple Batista by force.
50 While Castro had become the undisputed leader of the M-26-7, other anti-Batista organizations remained independent of his leadership, and even some M-26-7 militants—particularly those exiled in the United States—retained some degree of autonomy. Tensions between Castro and other opposition leaders peaked in November 1957, when representatives 34 · Part I. Idealism, 1952–1970 of eight organizations, including the Auténticos, the OA, the Ortodoxos, the FEU, and the DR, signed the Miami Pact and formed the Junta de Liberación Cubana (Cuban Liberation Junta).
Nineteenth-century 18 · Part I. Idealism, 1952–1970 freedom fighters continued the struggle, including former slave and abolitionist José Antonio Aponte, patriot-priest Félix Varela, planter-lawyer Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, the mulatto general Antonio Maceo, and José Martí. In the twentieth century, individuals such as communist student leader José Antonio Mella, labor leader Jesús Menéndez, and progressive, anti-communist politician Eduardo Chibás led the intertwined struggles for national sovereignty and social justice.