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Decolonization and the Cold War Through a Caribbean Lens (11:37)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:52 What was colonialism like in the Caribbean during the second half of the twentieth century?
  2. 06:10 Why did the Cuban Revolution start, and why did Castro align himself with the Soviet Union?
  3. 08:10 How did Puerto Ricans resist their status as a territory under U.S. control?
  4. 08:55 How has Puerto Rico’s status as a territory (rather than a state) affected people living on the island?
  5. 10:50 How did other nations in the Caribbean learn from the example of the successful Cuban Revolution?