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    Cuba Libre in a cold world - NWO2

    Prelude: 26th of July


    Cuba Libre in a cold world - An NWO2 AAR


    The downward spiral of ruthless Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista began on the 26th July of 1953 when the first organized anti-Batista attack was made. After intensive planning, the attack was put in operation and in the lead were the two youngest Castro brothers Fidel and Raúl. 160 lower class rebels were gathered and trained, but sources claim that between 1,000 and 1,200 men were trained during the course of the operation's planning that began two years earlier, in 1951.


    Fulgencio Batista


    On the 25th of July 1953, the rebels gathered at a nearby farm to set their objectives. They had to secure the Moncada Barracks in Santiago, south-eastern Cuba, and also get ahold of weaponry and the military communication equipment. The plan was to spread the weapons throughout the whole municipal area to have supplies for the struggle.

    4:45AM the 25th of July the men left the farm towards the barracks of Moncada, and it was a stragetically chosen date due to the fact that the public fiesta events were hold during this period.

    6:00AM the 26th of July the attack was carried out but it turned out to be a failure. 400 soldiers were in the barracks ready to fight against the 135 rebels. 19 government soldiers were killed while 30 got wounded, 61 rebels got killed and 51 got captured. The rebels had suffered a major defeat and most of them including the Castro brothers got either imprisoned or killed in action.



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    Prelude: 26th of July
    I: Patria o Murte!
    II: Viva la Revolución!
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    NWO2 is linear?You can't make your changes? :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gukpa View Post
    NWO2 is linear?You can't make your changes? :O
    I'm sorry what are you trying to say? Didn't understand...
    Last edited by Rommelstein; 26-06-2012 at 02:26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rommelstein View Post
    I'm sorry what are you trying to say? Didn't understand...
    oh my poor english,the Cuban Gameplay have events with two changes?Or are linear? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gukpa View Post
    oh my poor english,the Cuban Gameplay have events with two changes?Or are linear? :P
    Oh now I understand, well, I checked the files before and that particular event is supposed to have 2 options but I have no idea why it didn't. There are alternative history options later on though. For most countries really.
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    Ok GO with you exelent AAR

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    Looks like this could be a great AAR....but what happened to the Communist Congo one?

    Anyways, good luck bringing Socialism to Cuba. Hopefully you will have great success in exporting the revolution to the rest of the Caribbean and Latin America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser_Mobius View Post
    Looks like this could be a great AAR....but what happened to the Communist Congo one?

    Anyways, good luck bringing Socialism to Cuba. Hopefully you will have great success in exporting the revolution to the rest of the Caribbean and Latin America.
    Well yeah, I had to cancel that AAR. It just wasn't optimal, but I'm gonna keep this one alive for long now.
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    I: Patria o Muerte!



    The attack on the Moncada Barracks turned out to be a strategical failure, but it would have a very big impact on the following years regardless of the outcome of the attack.

    The rebels were caught and imprisoned, Fidel Castro was sentenced to fifteen years in prison and his brother Raúl got a sentence of thirteen years. Three other leaders got thirteen-year sentences while twenty other rebels received sentences of ten years and four got three years. The rest of the group got either under one year or couldn't be proven guilty.


    Mugshot of a 26 year old Fidel Castro


    The Batista regime believed that the major threats toward the brutal regime had been shot down, but after two years all political prisoners of Cuba had to be released due to external political pressure. The Castro brothers travelled to Mexico to live there in exile together with several other Cuban exiles. During this period Alberto Bayo, a leader of the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War, decided to help them planning their revolution. It was also during this period that the Argentinian, Ernesto Che Guevara came in contact with the organization and decided to help them on their quest to start a fully fledged revolution towards the regime of Fulgencio Batista.


    A young Ernesto "Che" Guevara


    The threat towards the anti-Batista only grew bigger as time went on, and finally the "26th of July Movement" was born named in reference to the failed attack on the Moncada Barracks 26th of July 1953.

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    In November 1956 a yacht named Granma departed from Mexico towards the east of Cuba, the 60-foot yacht was loaded with 82 people and was overloaded with supplies and after two weeks of voyage the men disembarked two days later than planned due to having overloaded the yacht. They disembarked on the beach of Playa Las Coloradas in the south-western part of Cuba.



    This is considered to be the attack that ultimately fired the Cuban Revolution. The Batista army encountered and severely wounded the group by killing two thirds of the men three days after the disembarking which resulted in a retreat into the Sierra Maestra mountains.


    The attack succeeded! (Historical alternative)
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    II: Viva la Revolución!


    "We reached solid ground, lost, stumbling along like so many shadows or ghosts marching in response to some obscure psychic impulse. We had been through seven days of constant hunger and sickness during the sea crossing, topped by three still more terrible days on land. Exactly 10 days after our departure from Mexico, during the early morning hours of December 5, following a night-long march interrupted by fainting and frequent rest periods, we reached a spot paradoxically known as Alegría de Pío". - Che Guevara



    As the landing of the Granma yacht succeeded in 1956, it would come to mark the absolute beginning of the Cuban Revolution. The 26th of July Movement decided to drive a guerrilla warfare towards the Batista regime by using the help of the civilians and superior tactics to increase their territories around Cuba.



    Even though huge parts of Castro's men died or got captured during the initial Granma attack it was still a necessary thing to do. After that Castro and the rest of his men fled into the Sierra Maestra mountains. From december 1956, the outbreak of the revolution, to mid-1958, a massive guerrilla warfare campaign was driven by the Movement in means of slowly tearing apart the Cuban regime.


    Raúl Castro and Che Guevara in 1958


    After slowly losing ground Batista decided to bring through "Operation Verano" or "La Ofensiva" in July 1958, 12,000 soldiers were sent into the mountains in an attempt to break the 26th of July Movement's strongholds. Castro's man had destroyed a whole battalion in the beginning but as the battle went on more and more of the men under Castro's lead were killed in action. Castro received a ceasefire on the 1th of August but by the 8th of August all the men of Castro had retreated into strategical positions. Batista's regime had lost one of their biggest offensives during the revolution.

    By August 1958 the Movement decided to start their own last and major offensive towards the western parts. By January 1959, the Movement had seized power and gained a definite victory in the Cuban Revolution. The whole revolution was a pure example of an underdog versus the more superior powers, but the guerrilla warfare of Fidel Castro and his men proved to be a nut too hard for Batista to crack.


    Socialism wins!


    But a question was asked all over the world, would Castro's Cuba side with the de-stalinized USSR, China or USA? Castro and his newly formed government won the revolution but were now at a point of crossroads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gukpa View Post
    Castro will be facist!
    In your dreams, hehehe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milites View Post
    Onwards, Cubanos, por la revolucion!

    Great song. Of course I've heard it a few times.
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