Communism in Cuba, its international impact, the democratic resistance and U.S. Cuba policy. Communism took power in Cuba through deceit and intrigue in 1959. While Fidel Castro denied he was a communist, promising to restore democracy in the island, he began consolidating totalitarian rule and exporting revolution in Latin America and Africa.What was Cuba's type of government before communism?
Cuba has had a democratic centralist political system embodied in the "one state - one party" principle since 1959. Constitutionally, Cuba is a socialist country ruled by the dictates of Marxism. The Communist Party of Cuba is the leading force both at the society level and in the state.What are the politics of Cuba?
Cuba is constitutionally defined as a Marxist–Leninist socialist state guided by the political ideas of Marx, one of the fathers of historical materialism, Engels and Lenin. The present Constitution also ascribes the role of the Communist Party of Cuba to be the "leading force of society and of the state" and as such has the capability of setting national policy.