Latin America after the Second World War

19 Political and economic developments in Latin America after the Second World War

revolutions and their causes and effects: political, economic, social and ideological

role of leadership

the Cuban Revolution and Castro’s regime

economic changes

Guatemala, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Chile or a country of the candidate’s choice

military regimes: causes and effects

return to democracy

the role of the Catholic church

Burns, Various Cuba Readings

Previous “Political and Economic developments in LA after the Second World War” questions

Analyse the factors which contributed to the revolutions in one of the following countries: Guatemala, Nicaragua, or Chile.

Why did Cuba become a Marxist-Leninist state closely tied to the Soviet Union by 1961?

Explain why the United States overthrew the Arbenz government in Guatemala in 1954.

Explain why the Cold War provided favorable circumstances for the establishment of

military leaders in any two countries in Latin America.

For what reasons, and with what results for the economy of Cuba, did Castro become ruler of Cuba?

In what ways, and with what results, did the Cold War influence relations between either

Latin America or Canada with the United States in the period 1945 to 1957?

Compare and contrast the causes of two revolutionary movements in Latin America after 1945.

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