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.