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1 Cuban Politics Politics of Corruption Cuba under Platt

2 May 1902 – Tomas Estrada Palma elected 1 st pres of Republic of Cuba. –Cubans Divide themselves between Liberals and Conservatives. –Begin system of institutional corruption –Estrada re-elected in 1905 –Disgruntled liberals revolt in 1906 –US intervenes at request of Estrada

3 US interventions US occupies from 1906 to 1909 US supervised election occur in 1908 –Mangoon sent in – Liberal Jose Gomez wins (led revolt of 1905) 1912 conservative Menocal wins election. US intervenes in 1912 to put down revolt by Afro Cubans.

4 Liberals rebel against Menocal’s relection US intervenes Alfred Zayas elected in 1920 under US administration. –Political unrest as result of Dance of Millions Leads to US sending in Gen Crowder to administer until –True political parties begin to form in 1920s. –Students at Univ. of Havana become active players in Cuban Politics until –CPC and veterans Parties form in 1923.

5 Gerardo Machado elected in –Begins 5 year rule on high note –Becomes brutal corrupt dictator by 1929 –His corruption unites all political opposition in Cuba. –By 1933 events lead to Sgt’s revolt


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