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How were pre-Castro and embargo Cuba like before 1959 in terms of living standards and other factors?
Also how was the government,healthcare,education was like?
- exactdukeLv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
They had a thriving middle class. The government was a dictatorship. You wanted health care & education, you paid for it. They still have a dictatorship. Education does you little good, since there are no jobs. Everyone is equally 'dirt poor'.
Living standards were only good if you were a rich white American landowner. Everyone else was poor and repressed by a brutal military dictatorship. There was no free healthcare, most of the land was owned by tobacco corporations, and only the children of the wealthy could go to university.
- JohnLv 79 months ago
It was a pretty nice country. It became a hellhole AFTER Castro:
The American Mafia had free rein from the Batista government.
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- ?Lv 49 months ago
Mass starvation and poverty. Straight, cis, white, Christian men had all the rights.