Welcome IB3 – IBDP Year 2 History Students!
This week we are working with the History IA’s (Week 39), but after that HL is back on track with the in-depth study – ”History of the Americas”: History Syllabus 2017 – History of the Americas
14: Political developments in Latin America (1945–1980)
This section focuses on domestic and political developments in Latin America after 1945. Most Latin American countries experienced social, economic and political changes and challenges. Political responses to these forces varied from country to country—from the continuation of democracy to “populist” movements to outright conflict, revolution and the establishment of authoritarian regimes in the 1960s and 1970s. Areas of study include: conditions for the rise to power of new leaders; economic and social policies; treatment of minorities.
• The Cuban Revolution: political, social and economic causes
• Rule of Fidel Castro: Cuban nationalism; political, economic, social and cultural policies; treatment of opposition; successes and failures; impact on the region
• Populist leaders in two countries: rise to power and legitimacy; ideology; social, economic and political policies; the treatment of opposition
• Democracy in crisis: reasons for the failure of elected leaders
• Rise of a military dictatorship in one country: reasons for their rise to power; economic and social policies; repression and treatment of opposition
• Guerrilla movements in one country: origins, rise and consequences
• Liberation theology in Latin America: origins, growth and impact
Here is a textbook about the Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro:
Authoritarian And Single-Party States – Allan Todd and Sally Walker – Cuba