I Became Stalin chapter 275
I became Stalin chapter 275
As the two sides entered into a peace treaty, the battle for influence over the world came to a standstill.
Of course, the fact that the two countries stopped did not mean that even those minions did not stop.
Organizations such as the US-backed Republic of China, South Japan, and the Soviet-backed International Brigade and Indian Liberation Army still fired at their enemies. Even though they had requested through the foreign ministry of each country to ‘take their own weight’, they fought fiercely with the determination to put their enemies under their own accord.
However, there were some places that followed the American word. The military regimes of Latin American countries began to change their posture when the United States “requested” to “stop oppression of the people at an appropriate level.”
The US knew at least that it would make the US appear less imperialist in the eyes of the world if they had to stand still.
The military regimes in Latin America also introduced measures to quell dissatisfaction when the US approval was granted while watching with an anxious eye the growing dissatisfaction of the people over the suspension of imports of Soviet medicines.
“Hmm… In order to implement the democratic electoral system demanded by the people, reform of the electoral system with a grace period of 5 years… .”
“Good! Got it! We will expand medical coverage in rural areas and establish more schools!”
“Korea also wants to announce the establishment of a professional sports league in line with global expansion.”
Those who had maintained a dictatorship for several decades knew well how to overcome the dissatisfaction of the people and maintain power.
The formal expansion of the suffrage, livelihood security such as medical services provided by the state, and the distraction of the people through the promotion of sports-film-sex industries, plus the military force that has been used in the past, was the completion of the classic ‘stick and carrot’.
But the people chanted increasingly radical slogans and were not content with small victories.
“Resign the dictator! Get away! Let’s establish a democracy! Let’s establish!”
“We solemnly declare in front of all our members and supporters that our Party will not stop fighting until we achieve complete free education and health care!”
“Punish the thugs! Punish the violent police!”
The people, who had already heard the story of a sweet utopia, were not satisfied with the cheap carrots offered by the dictators.
Radical circles, university student organizations, and union under committees all over Central and South America went on relentless protests and strikes. The dictators did not dare to touch them, fearing that trampling them down by force would be pouring oil into the fire.
Usually around this time, the military, who had said, ‘I can’t stand by the weak government neglecting social chaos,’ took a step back, shutting its mouth to see the US.
In the midst of this, only American capitalists who have made large investments in Latin America are eating shit. Even they could not use radical means because of the pressure of the regime and the global awareness.
“Stop imperialism! Yankee Go Home!”
“Stop the machine, stop the world! strike! strike! A general strike!”
“Aww! Damn you bastards!!”
The problems and reform proposals proposed by leftists in Latin America were largely the same.
The economic structure of Latin American countries dependent on US capital made economic growth and social development impossible. The reality of Central and South America where only the products that the US purchases are sold cheaply, and because of that, other products cannot be made and must be bought high. They revolted against the reality of being dependent on America for all their lives.
But self-reliance will never be easy. Therefore, leftists in Latin America turned their eyes to the Soviet Union, the ideological suzerainty country and less greedy for South America than the United States.
I did not keep my eyes open to seeing this as America.
“No, are we not trying to make a peace treaty now? If the Soviet Union keeps manipulating riots in South America and trying to damage American capital, we will not stand still!”
On the other hand, the Soviet Union responded with an unfair expression that seemed exaggerated.
“What do you mean we touched? The voluntary movement of the people is not beyond our control.”
“Well, you can forward our recommendations to the local party if you wish, but… I don’t know if it will be able to curb the dissatisfaction of the people by doing so. Isn’t this all because of what the US has done in the past?”
It was correct for others. US intelligence had no clue that the Soviet Union was actually involved in a series of “violence” in Latin America.
The intelligence department analyzed that the more frequent assassinations, kidnappings, and bombings are probably caused by the radicalization of the Central and South American revolutionary organizations themselves, and the intelligence service judged that the Soviet Union was not able to do anything directly, even though it had an indirect influence.
“On the other hand, we want to protest. Isn’t the US actually backing undemocratic dictatorships in those regions? I know that the United States perceives Latin America as a monopoly sphere of influence, but… .”
Again, the Soviet side pointed out that the US was interfering in internal affairs in Latin America. Using the intelligence service to find out opposing factions, torture them, and provide military support, if not interference in internal affairs, what else?
“Well, then, isn’t the Soviet Union interfering in the internal affairs of European countries?”
“We are not interfering in internal affairs, but only providing the aid requested by the right parties of each country requesting aid. They are different from American-backed dictatorships in Latin America in that they are elected through democratic elections and can change at any time, but what’s the problem?”
The United States now fell at the risk of the Soviet Union maintaining satellite communist states in Europe, but it was not without a Soviet Union.
Who determines the criteria for a ‘democratic state’? In the ivory tower, scholars created numerous standards of their own accord, but it was difficult to incorporate them into international politics. Thus, the United States and the Soviet Union set the standard as the most accepted standard, whether direct democratic elections were held.
Whereas in most countries in Latin America no formal elections were held or a single candidate nominated by the state ran for office, in Europe under Soviet influence, multi-party democratic elections were held regardless of the format.
Anyone can see that the United States overturned the Cuban Sokaras regime, which came to power through democratic elections, by supporting the Batista coup!
I don’t know if there is any evidence that the Soviet Union intervened in Central and South America.
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“American dogs! Death to Batista!”
“Bread to the people! School for children! Land to the peasants!”
While all American minions were tied and stunned, a revolutionary war began in Cuba that began with the raid on the Moncada barracks.
The Batista regime took control of the capital, Havana, with the help of the United States, but had not yet reached the eastern end of its territory, Santiago de Cuba. Despite the lack of the Cuban troops the United States had built to suppress the dissidents in the capital, it was almost impossible to subdue the small rebels in Santiago, more than 800 kilometers away.
Taking advantage of this vacuum, Castro’s revolutionary armies were able to rapidly increase their numbers in the poor southern regions. Most of the officers guarding the Moncada barracks were imprisoned on counterrevolutionary charges, but most of the barracks’ soldiers were inflamed by the corrupt upper ranks and regime.
“Shit! Why do we have to clean up Batista’s poop at the orders of our superiors, who don’t even get paid properly?”
“That fucking major bastard embezzled the salaries of the soldiers and dumped them all into the casino. If you let him cut his throat, I will follow him to the end of hell!”
Thousands of weapons stockpiled at the Moncada barracks fell into the hands of the Revolutionary Army. The Revolutionary Army, whose weight class increased from several hundred to several dozen in an instant, declared a liberation zone with the Maestra Mountains as its base.
And this liberation district has inspired tens of millions of people on the continent of Latin America.
“What? Those guys… There’s nothing more to see than you think?”
“Yeah? I can’t even fight properly because of my disgraceful attitude… .”
As cheap Soviet-made radios were distributed using UN funds as part of the ‘literacy eradication’ project, a radio could be found even in the villages of Gangchon in Latin America.
Castro’s ‘Cuban Revolutionary Army’, which had built a nest in the Maestra Mountains, worked the most on public propaganda. About the problem solved by the Cuban Revolutionary Army, hit the broadcast every day.
[The Cuban Revolutionary Army today cleared up gangs linked to the United States in Oriente and returned their loot to the Cuban people. This gang worked as a pawn for American capitalists and helped seize land from local farmers… .]
“It’s the same here and there. Well, all you need is a weapon… .”
“Heh heh, I mean. Dogs… .”
[In addition, the warriors of the Revolutionary Army worked with the local people to rebuild 17 houses destroyed by the hurricane. A revolution is not something separate from people’s lives, but a whole series of works that make people’s lives better. Brothers of Latin America! Join the revolution!]
“You speak very well… What did he say his name was?”
“Is it Fidel Castro?”
“Isn’t that Raul? I think I heard that last time… .”
“Hey, this man. Raoul is that little brother! The big brother is Fidel.”
“Is that so?”
When the sun went down, they returned home from work and sat around the campfire in the house with the radio, chasing away mosquitoes and listening to Fidel Castro’s speech.
It wasn’t easy for those who didn’t understand what he meant, but Castro, who spoke passionately about a better life, had the power to draw people in.
“Can you understand what the teacher is talking about, doctor?”
“Ah, hahaha… I am not a doctor.”
“What leave you so humble? We’ve never seen anyone learn more than our teacher. Then you are a teacher.”
The curly-haired young man who was disinfecting the wounds of the children while listening to the radio broadcast together at the fire smiled bitterly and shook his head.
With the knowledge they picked up from his father’s side, these people called him a doctor, just for disinfecting, prescribing simple medicines, and suturing wounds.
Most poor South Americans were only able to get to the doorstep of a doctor’s office until they became ill. In the first place, the only way to see a college graduate was an American rich man who went on a sightseeing tour with help.
Even children, after graduating from high school, had to walk more than ten kilometers to see the faces of teachers who were stationed in remote areas.
Ernesto Guevara, who at first tried to lead the oppressed peasants in the valley to the path of revolution, gave up on that and was working to distribute medicines sent by his parents to the peasants. Only that alone was able to eradicate a number of diseases that plagued the peasants.
“Yeah, I ate one of the medicine the teacher gave me, and I can’t believe how those bugs are pouring out of me… .”
“Oh, that’s right. I’ve never seen anything like that! Those procrastinating things in the bathroom… .”
Farmers who had tried the repellent for the first time expressed their gratitude to the ‘handsome doctor’, astonished that such a thing was in their stomachs. With a moderate smile, Erno took a precious notebook out of his pocket and began to write it down.
[How do diseases come first to the poor?
Exploring Latin America’s most underdeveloped countryside, I made some interesting discoveries. Lung cancer and emphysema, which commonly occur in elderly men with a long history of smoking, were found here not only in men who smoke, but also in women who have never smoked.
As a result of investigating the reason, I was able to find out how the environment of poverty affects the human body… .]
I became Stalin chapter 275